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Female CFA duo recognised with top awards

More than 150 guests attended the annual Epping Fire Brigade dinner and awards night on Friday, 11 August which recognised the ongoing contributions made by brigade members.

 9.26 AM 29 August, 2017

SAFE program a hit with school children

The popular SAFE (Safety Awareness Field Education) multi-agency program has been running in Victoria’s North West region since 2004, delivering safety education sessions to children in grades 3 and 4. 

 9.39 AM 27 July, 2017

Wattle Glen’s major extension

In the summer of 1943-44 a railway work-gang was boiling the billy at Wattle Glen.

 11.46 AM 25 July, 2017

New fire stations for Wyndham

Melbourne’s fast growing outer west will receive new fire stations thanks to a state government announcement made earlier this morning.

 12.03 PM 14 July, 2017

Jack of all trades

A single salute from Jack Sullivan marked the end of CFA stand-alone recruit training as CFA and MFB recruits transition into integrated training in the future.

 9.20 AM 13 July, 2017

My CFA family – one man’s journey from Iraq to CFA

A few regular school visits from the local fire brigade inspired a young Baker Dawas to join CFA to give back to his community.

 1.52 PM 16 June, 2017

Rochester builds Indigenous connection

More than six months after Rochester Fire Brigade hosted CFA’s first Smoking Ceremony focusing on safe passage through the fire season, the brigade’s members continue to increase their knowledge of local Indigenous culture.

 4.35 PM 29 May, 2017

Mum's the word

In honour of all our fantastic CFA mums, we would like to share a story about mum and grandmother Robyn Morley through the eyes of her kids. 

 10.48 AM 14 May, 2017

Volunteers getting the message out

Finding new ways of getting the fire safety message out to the community is a constant challenge for CFA. 

 9.13 AM 11 May, 2017

Werribee volunteers are always on the job

Werribee CFA volunteers Emily Martignago and Lino Zulian were in the right place at the right time when a patron of the local RSL went into anaphylactic shock at a Lions Club event.

 3.22 PM 10 April, 2017

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.

 8.59 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.

 11.17 AM 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. 

 11.13 AM 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.

 11.33 AM 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.

 1.33 PM 27 February, 2017

Pump up the volume

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

 9.23 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.

 3.04 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.

 9.52 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.

 2.14 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.

 8.57 AM 24 January, 2017