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Truganina Fire Brigade celebrates 2016

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

 12.10 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. 

 12.00 PM 28 December, 2016

Plumpton fire contained

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

 5.32 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. 

 3.27 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.

 9.47 PM 17 December, 2016

FCVs and trucks as fire restriction billboards

This is a very simple and inexpensive way to get our fire restriction message out to our communities - use our FCVs and trucks as mobile billboards.

 2.19 PM 17 December, 2016

First-hand fire experience leads to new career

Losing a home in the Kinglake fires in 2009 and seeing her dad dedicate his life to volunteering inspired Vanessa Williams to become one of CFA’s newest career firefighters.

 10.31 AM 5 December, 2016

Open Day at Caroline Springs

On Sunday 27 November Caroline Springs Fire Brigade opened its doors to the community.

 3.23 PM 30 November, 2016

All along the watchtower

Spend an hour with North Warrandyte’s Sharon Sproule-Carroll and you’ll see why her three sons – new CFA recruits Kieran (23), Riley (21) and Tyson (18) – are so well prepared for brigade life.

 2.42 PM 29 November, 2016

Eltham Fire Station officially open for business

Last Saturday saw the official opening of the Eltham Fire Station, a process which has been 90 years in the making for the Eltham Brigade.

 1.24 PM 21 November, 2016

Planned burn resource coordinators

The CFA Planned Burning Project has once again recruited four seasonal planned burn resource coordinators (PBRCs) for the upcoming season.

 10.39 AM 16 November, 2016

Mernda house fire

On Sunday 13 November at 6.55am Mernda, South Morang and Doreen fire brigades responded to a single-storey house fire.

 7.56 PM 13 November, 2016

FIRRE shortlisted for Fire Awareness Award

Diamond Creek Fire Brigade’s Fire Insight and Risk Recognition Event (FIRRE) has been shortlisted in this year’s Fire Awareness Awards.

 12.41 PM 31 October, 2016

Member Engagement Volunteer Reference Group

The Volunteer Reference Group (VRG) is vital in assisting with the planning and organising of the State Forum each year; and is used as a reference for other matters relating to the role of volunteers in CFA community safety engagement and education.

 11.56 AM 26 October, 2016

Taking on Sydney steps

Last Sunday, Diamond Creek Fire Brigade’s Fiona Macken travelled to Sydney to compete in the Firies Climb for MND, which sees climbers scale the 98 floors (1504 steps) of the Sydney Tower.

 1.25 PM 25 October, 2016

CFA pulls together to help dairy communites

Helping out local communities is something that is deeply imbedded in CFA’s culture and a new initiative co-founded by District 14’s Catherine McLeod and Mark Gravell demonstrates this perfectly.

 12.51 PM 18 October, 2016

NWR plans for greater gender equity

CFA'S North West Region is taking the lead on gender equity and the prevention of violence against women. 

 10.36 AM 14 October, 2016

CFA Open Days in full swing

CFA Open Days are in full swing with hundreds of fire brigades opening their doors to their local community.

 12.12 PM 29 September, 2016

Man rescued from pit in Mernda

A man stuck down a two-metre deep concrete pit with critical injuries in Mernda has been rescued this afternoon (23 September), thanks to cross-agency team work.

 3.11 PM 23 September, 2016