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Smoke alarm program saves victim’s life

A woman whose life was saved by a smoke alarm during an alleged arson attack had had the device installed by firefighters less than 18 months earlier.

 2.58 PM 25 September, 2017

Traditional Burning Learning in Gobur and Merrijig

Amid rain, hail and sleet, a dedicated and passionate collection of community members, CFA members and Aboriginal Taungurung Traditional Owners gathered in Gobur, near Yea and in Merrijig, near Mansfield on August 18 and 21, to learn more about traditional Aboriginal burning practice and techniques. 

 4.33 PM 30 August, 2017

Farm safety a serious matter for two CFA members

CFA is just one of the many things that Baddaginnie members and good mates Rod Cook and Phil Rees have in common.

 10.47 AM 24 July, 2017

Keeping the home fires burning

Wangaratta Fire Brigade has reached a proud milestone with the awarding of a 60-year service medal to brigade life members Joan Rosser and Elaine Graham. Another four women are also very long-serving brigade auxiliary members.

 8.46 AM 14 May, 2017

Community building in Benalla Group

“There are no boundaries for our brigades,” said Baddaginnie Captain Phil Rees of their close relationship with Goomalibee-Upotipotpon also in Benalla Group.

 9.57 AM 20 March, 2017

Farewell to CFA's oldest comms officer

Stan Brown joined Yalca & Yielima Fire Brigade in 1940 and was still active as the communications officer until his death last week at 102 years of age. 

 11.25 AM 17 March, 2017

Find out what firefighting is all about

CFA is running four information sessions across Victoria for people who are considering a CFA firefighting career, to learn more about this diverse role.  

 10.33 AM 15 March, 2017

Gone fishin’, gone firefightin’

The fire danger index was low and Bonegilla Captain Brian Church headed out with his friend Dick Osmand at 6am to fish on Lake Hume.

 3.19 PM 27 February, 2017

Everyone wins at Mansfield’s Fire Ready Trivia

Both the risk and reality of bushfire has long shaped the lives of those who reside in Mansfield in Victoria’s North East. 

 10.54 AM 12 January, 2017

Kevin Atteridge – Outstanding Service Medal

Kevin Atteridge is an energetic, passionate man, heavily involved in his local community.

 9.47 AM 29 December, 2016

Buddy brigades across districts

As a standalone brigade not aligned with a group and two hours from both Marysville and Mansfield, Woods Point, deep in the Great Divide, can rightly claim to be isolated.

 10.05 AM 19 December, 2016

Virtual training exercise a world first

CFA has used virtual reality software to run a world first training exercise in the north east.

 5.17 PM 30 November, 2016

Corryong Group Officer Brown talks risk

“It’s absolutely picturesque at the moment,” said Group Officer Colin Brown, “and we’re not expecting anything between now and Christmas but then, if the rain stays away, look out!

 2.51 PM 11 November, 2016

A great day in Edi Valley for Moyhu Group exercise

The ground may have been too wet for vehicles to venture off road but the sun was shining last Sunday in King Valley for the Moyhu Group exercise.  

 3.26 PM 24 October, 2016

CFA horse lovers volunteer to help at Equitana

As official community partner of EQUITANA Melbourne 2016, the largest equine showcase in the Southern Hemisphere, CFA will focus on helping horse owners prepare and plan for the upcoming bushfire season.

 2.07 PM 21 October, 2016

Multiple agencies go candling

Candling - it's probably not what you think. A planned burning technique is shared between agencies at the candling workshop at Silvan Reservoir.

 4.14 PM 19 October, 2016

Euroa Open Day shines

Euroa Fire Brigade open day was incorporated with the Euroa National Show and Shine held on Sunday 2 October.    

 9.40 AM 3 October, 2016

District 23 Staff Awards Presentation Day

District staff are always prepared and dedicated to serve the community in providing valuable support to our brigades and operational activities including ICC operations.

 3.19 PM 28 September, 2016

Wodonga West Brigade moves into new station

The rain cleared and the sun was shining when Wodonga West Fire Brigade moved its operations from its old station to a new station on Moorefield Park Drive in  Wodonga West on Saturday 10 September.

 12.45 PM 27 September, 2016

Wangaratta's Mr Smoke Alarm & the 10-year switch

When the Wangaratta Fire Brigade received a 4.30am callout to a faulty smoke alarm going off, it would have been easy enough to turn off the alarm leave the elderly resident to deal with the task of replacing it.  

 10.23 AM 12 September, 2016