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Gain glimpse of life as CFA female firey

Women considering a career shake-up to become a CFA firefighter will get a chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to take on this varied and rewarding role.

 9.59 AM 16 March, 2017

CFA medals stolen from Melton home – can you help?

A CFA volunteer's home in Melton West was burgled on 18 January and a Sunbury brigade Life Membership medal and 25-year firefighter service medal were taken.

 12.17 PM 9 March, 2017

Ten brigades tackle shed fire in Kangaroo Ground

It was 3.36am on Monday 6 March when the page was received for a shed fire in Kangaroo Ground. 

 12.13 PM 9 March, 2017

Works underway at Wattle Glen

A sod-turning ceremony on Wednesday, 1 March, has marked the start of construction on the Wattle Glen Fire Station extension.

 12.33 PM 2 March, 2017

Celebrate, take action and #BeBold

A ‘Be Bold Breakfast’ hosted by CFA, in celebration of International Women’s Day, will be held this year in Cohuna, with a free breakfast kindly cooked by the Cohuna Men’s Shed.

 2.33 PM 27 February, 2017

Pump up the volume

District 14’s Research and Eltham brigades have an evolving risk on their back doors.

 10.23 PM 9 February, 2017

Kangaroo Ground Fire Brigade 125th Anniversary

Kangaroo Ground Fire Brigade has several events planned this year to celebrate its 125th anniversary.

 4.04 PM 9 February, 2017

Faces of CFA: Heidi Warren

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

 10.52 AM 8 February, 2017

Faces of CFA: Andrew Rouch

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

 3.14 PM 1 February, 2017

Campbellfield factory destroyed

CFA crews assisted MFB with a fire that destroyed a chemical factory in Campbellfield on Camp Rd overnight.

 9.57 AM 24 January, 2017

Eltham shines at open day

The Eltham Fire Brigade proudly showcased its new station to over 1,000 people at its open day on Sunday.

 9.21 AM 23 January, 2017

Helicopter critical at Riddells Creek grass fire

Fourteen fire trucks and a firefighting helicopter were needed to bring a 10-hectare grassfire under control at a rural property at McDonalds Lane near Riddells Creek on Monday evening.

 7.59 AM 18 January, 2017

Crews put a quick stop to Strathewen grassfire

CFA firefighters worked hard to bring a slow-burning grass fire at Strathewen under control at 1.50pm this afternoon (13 January).

 2.32 PM 13 January, 2017

Spate of grassfires in Mickleham

UPDATE, Wednesday 12.15pm: The grassfire on Mt Ridley Road in Mickleham is now under control.

 11.50 AM 4 January, 2017

Caroline Springs house fire

Just after 9.30pm on Thursday night (29th December), Caroline Springs Fire Brigade, along with MFB crews from St Albans and Taylors Lakes, responded to a reported house fire in Caroline Springs.

 3.03 PM 3 January, 2017

Truganina Fire Brigade celebrates 2016

On Monday 19 December, Truganina Fire Brigade celebrated 2016 with a dinner and awards evening.

 1.10 PM 28 December, 2016

Strathewen students create fire film

CFA’s Arthur’s Creek Strathewen fire brigade have worked with 10 Strathewen Primary School students to create a ‘Claymation’ film about bushfire awareness, which has been well received by local people. 

 1.00 PM 28 December, 2016

Plumpton fire contained

Two aircraft and more than 20 ground crew have gained control of a grassfire in Plumpton.

 6.32 PM 24 December, 2016

Boomers Reserve planned burn a great success

Panton Hill and St Andrews brigades joined forces with Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVIC) to successfully carry out a 0.5-hectare burn at Boomers Nature Conservation Reserve near Panton Hill on 1 December. 

 4.27 PM 19 December, 2016

Fire in goat country

Just before 4pm this afternoon (17 December), Wildwood, Craigieburn and Clarkefield fire brigades were paged to a reported burn off out of control in the vicinity of Konagaderra Road in Clarkefield.

 10.47 PM 17 December, 2016