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Multiple brigades rein in Seaford factory fire

More than 40 firefighters and 12 appliances made short work of a factory fire that threatened a Seaford industrial area on Friday.

 5.17 PM 11 June, 2016

New FOV full of features

A new Field Operations Vehicle built for CFA’s Westernport Group will have full CFA network connectivity and incorporate visual feeds from three types of cameras – including a 4-metre extendable ‘mast’ camera. 

 12.11 PM 2 June, 2016

Longwarry and District brigade market boosts funds

What began 20 years ago as a Longwarry and District Fire Brigade car boot sale that raised $350, has expanded to a monthly market that has enabled the brigade to buy catering trailers and support vehicles and fund half their satellite station in Labertouche.

 10.12 AM 31 May, 2016

New French Island station opens

CFA has officially opened a new station for one of its most isolated brigades.

 12.40 PM 23 May, 2016

Devon North’s tough Black Saturday recovery

While Devon North brigade and CFA life member Peter Nye says that bad weather generally moves into the area from the north west temperate rainforest of the Tarra Bulga National Park and through pine plantations, on Black Saturday fire brands rained down all around as the Delburn Complex came to town.

 10.55 AM 23 May, 2016

Hopeful volunteer path to career firefighter

Prompted by a desire to give back to the community, Phillip Island 2nd Lieutenant Josh Smith, 23, is making a second attempt to become a CFA career firefighter.

 11.27 AM 16 May, 2016

Funding secures regional training

Access to safe and effective training for CFA members has been secured for coming decades thanks to more than $20 million to upgrade six of CFA’s seven regional training grounds.

 10.32 AM 13 May, 2016

Why didn’t I do this 20 years ago?

Every firefighter remembers their first call-out, but even ten years down the track, volunteer Rod Barford, profiled as part of a special series for National Volunteer Week, has more reason than most to recall his first day – it was a whopper. 

 1.08 PM 6 May, 2016

Langwarrin's real-life scenario

Langwarrin Fire Brigade recently held its bi-yearly breathing apparatus (BA) training session.

 1.02 PM 5 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.

 1.16 PM 4 May, 2016

Hose testing trailer for Peninsula Group

Peninsula Group has put into service a new hose testing trailer that allows all brigades in the group access to test hoses to the required standard without the need to connect to a fire appliance and improves safety for all firefighters.

 8.49 AM 3 May, 2016

Somerville sports stadium destroyed by fire

Just before 7.30am on Sunday (1 May), a fire broke out in Somerville at the Steeler Dome Sports Stadium. 

 2.31 PM 2 May, 2016

Casey Group new recruits - April Class of 2016

Casey Group welcomed its newest volunteer members on Saturday 30 April.

 1.59 PM 2 May, 2016

Cooler conditions prompt chimney warning

CFA is urging residents to keep themselves fire safe as the cooler weather kicks in by checking and maintaining their fireplaces, chimneys, fireboxes and flues.

 1.22 PM 12 April, 2016

New station for Pakenham Upper

Firefighters were sad to farewell their 70-year-old fire station in Bourkes Creek Road, Pakenham Upper, but quick to welcome the new $500.000 replacement at the official opening of the Pakenham Upper Fire Station on Sunday.

 2.54 PM 11 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. 

 10.55 AM 6 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.

 1.56 PM 31 March, 2016

Cardinia Group thanks the community

The 18 brigades in Cardinia Group are inviting the community to watch the movie 'Inside Out' on the big screen on Saturday 9 April at Holm Park Recreation Reserve in Beaconsfield from 5pm.

 7.10 PM 29 March, 2016

CFA working with Dandenong Neighbourhood House

Between Monday 21 March and Wednesday 23 March members of South East Region community safety team ran some home fire safety sessions as part of a partnership with Dandenong Neighbourhood House.

 12.21 PM 24 March, 2016

Tooradin light plane crash

CFA attended a light plane crash at Tooradin around 1.30pm Sunday 20 March. 

 7.33 AM 21 March, 2016