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Family escapes Taylors Hill fire

A family of five evacuated safely from their Taylors Hill home, which was engulfed in fire early this morning (12 July) - thanks to a working smoke alarm and a solid fire escape plan.

 4.21 PM 12 July, 2016

Wyndham Vale Celebrates 5 year anniversary

Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade are celebrating their 5 year anniversary since the formation of the brigade in July 2011. 

 12.16 PM 1 July, 2016

Melton LFF Rod’s free fitness classes

This week is Men’s Health Week, a countrywide event aimed at educating, promoting and raising awareness of all things to do with the health and wellbeing of men of all ages. Rod Merrett is a member maintaining his own fitness and supporting other members to do the same.

 2.25 PM 15 June, 2016

Ouyen’s battery-change champ

This week is Men’s Health Week, a country-wide event aimed at educating, promoting and raising awareness of all things to do with the health and wellbeing of men of all ages. George Strickland is a member safeguarding his own wellbeing while protecting lives and property.

 11.24 AM 14 June, 2016

Nandaly's recruiting success

Nandaly Fire Brigade has increased its volunteer membership base by 20 per cent following a local recruitment drive.

 12.13 PM 1 June, 2016

Not farewell but 'see you soon' to Norm Bowen

Peer coordinator Norm Bowen was given a standing ovation last week following a special presentation in his honour, where OM Mark Gilmore spoke of his outstanding contribution to CFA that spans 60 years.

 12.19 PM 19 May, 2016

Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade receive keys to FCV

Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade was thrilled to officially receive the keys to their new Field Command Vehicle (FCV) on Sunday, 10 April 2016.

 3.02 PM 11 May, 2016

Dodgy bloke caught on hop by first-time firey

A 23-year-old rookie volunteer’s first major firefighting experience took an unnerving turn earlier this year when he unwittingly stumbled upon a man hiding from police.

 3.33 PM 6 May, 2016

Welcome to the CFA: three hour truck fire

Kessr Ali’s first major call-out as a CFA volunteer firefighter took place on 1 April, but it was no joke.

 2.33 PM 6 May, 2016

North West says thanks to volunteers

From Monday 9 to Sunday 15 May 2016, CFA is celebrating and proud to support National Volunteer Week – an annual event to acknowledge the generous contribution of our volunteers.

 1.06 PM 6 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 2.16 PM 4 May, 2016

Sunbury House Fire

At five o'clock tonight (24th April), Sunbury, Diggers Rest and Riddells Creek Fire Brigades were paged to a reported house fire in the heart of Sunbury.

 11.54 PM 24 April, 2016

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 11.55 AM 6 April, 2016

Traffic a mess after garbage truck fire

Firefighters have helped extinguish a garbage truck fire that left traffic in a mess on the Princes Fwy this morning.

 8.00 AM 1 April, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 2.56 PM 31 March, 2016

District 14 significant incidents

District 14 brigades were called to a number of significant incidents over the past few months. Here are just a few of them.

 4.25 PM 30 March, 2016

FIRRE in Diamond Creek

Fire Insight and Risk Recognition Event Like many Brigades around the State, Diamond Creek has had consistently poor attendance at Fire Ready Victoria meetings, despite being a relatively high bushfire risk area which came close to being impacted by the February 2009 bushfires. 

 11.45 AM 21 March, 2016

ST1431: the last heavy ST to go to Tasmania

Strike team ST1431, was the last heavy strike team to be deployed to the Tasmanian Fires between 28 February and 3 March 2016.

 4.36 PM 8 March, 2016

Brigade skips ahead thanks to local business

Over the past six months, as the transition to a new station has taken place, Eltham Fire Brigade has received generous assistance to remove rubbish from sites thanks to Jon 'Juppy”'Jupp from local business Juppy Skips.

 1.45 PM 2 March, 2016

2016 Craigieburn Torchlight

Brigades from accross Hume Group and wider District 14, 2, and 12, came together once again for Craigieburn Fire Brigade's Annual Torchlight.

 11.16 PM 28 February, 2016