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Bayswater conquer charity climb

On Sunday 17 November Bayswater brigade participated in the Emergency Services Challenge to climb the Eureka Tower.

 10.26 AM 19 November, 2013

Reefton members honoured

The mountain hamlet of Reefton has celebrated 30 years of the local brigade protecting lives and property at celebration recently.

 4.32 PM 13 November, 2013

Childcare centre destroyed by fire

A Wantirna South childcare centre was destroyed by fire last night.

 9.49 AM 13 November, 2013

Multicultural conference in QLD

Three CFA volunteers from District 8, 14 and 13 attended the biannual Federation of Ethnic Communities' Council of Australia (FECCA) conference in the Gold Coast on 7 and 8 November 2013.

 1.24 PM 11 November, 2013

Lilydale Awards

Lilydale Fire Brigade held their annual dinner last Saturday evening (9th November) at the Chirnside Park Country Club, joined by guests Operations Officer Ian Cross, D13 VFBV President Bill Watson, Group Officer Ken Reed and neighbouring brigade senior officers.

 11.07 AM 11 November, 2013

Knox Group Blessing Of The Fleet

This morning (Sat 9th Nov) the Knox Group and Knox SES held the annual blessing of the fleet.

 6.50 PM 9 November, 2013

The Basin CFA gets McHappy

Tomorrow members from The Basin CFA, joined by Captain Koala and members from Bayswater CFA will be at Wantirna McDonalds from 11am for McHappy Day!! 

 1.22 PM 8 November, 2013

Run for the Firies heats up

Research and Kangaroo Ground fun run registrations continue to grow!

 9.19 AM 7 November, 2013

Pride in asking for help

Jenna Kelley has been a CFA member for almost 10 years.

 4.10 PM 4 November, 2013

Bayswater's Control Line

The Bayswater Fire Brigade conducted its annual Control Line event last week with 260 people attending. Control Line 2013 marked the brigade’s 10th anniversary of the event and had an extraordinary program of speakers with the theme being ‘Leaders of Leaders’.

 7.47 PM 2 November, 2013

Eastern Metro medals

More than 700 members from 39 CFA brigades in the Eastern Metropolitan Region have received a National Emergency Medal throughout September and October, with at least eighty more award sets to be presented.

 1.11 PM 17 October, 2013

Coldstream celebrates golden era

50 years of protecting lives and property has been celebrated by the dedicated men and women of the Coldstream Fire Brigade at an anniversary dinner this month.

 10.26 AM 16 October, 2013

Scoresby hoselayer a first

Scoresby brigade’s new hoselayer will be the first appliance in CFA to use a large 100mm diameter hose.

 4.20 PM 10 October, 2013

CFA kept busy overnight

CFA responded to over 380 incidents overnight as wild weather lashed the state.

 10.53 AM 1 October, 2013

Medal presentations

CFA members from the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges groups were presented with their National Emergency Medals today.

 7.03 PM 22 September, 2013

Video update Dandy factory fire

Video presentation of the factory fire in Dunlopillo Drive Dandenong South which started around 6pm on Thurs 19 Sept.

 12.56 PM 21 September, 2013

Anthony & Travis Memorial Fund

In early January 1995, Anthony (15) and Travis Hall (13) were killed in a road accident in Cockatoo.

 5.38 PM 20 September, 2013

Image update Dandy factory fire

Series of images from the factory fire in Dunlopillo Drive Dandenong South which started around 6pm on Thurs 19 Sept.

 4.13 PM 20 September, 2013

National Emergency Medal

More than four thousand CFA members will receive a National Emergency Medal over the coming months, a reflection of the scale and the significance of the Black Saturday disaster which saw a significant from both frontline firefighters and support staff behind the scenes.

 10.47 AM 19 September, 2013

Lima East multi-agency rescue

A teenage girl taking part in a school adventure camp slipped into a crevice while rock climbing and became wedged, sparking a multi-agency rescue in Lima East.

 1.46 PM 13 September, 2013