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Build starts on new fire station for Portarlington

Member of Parliament for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, today turned the first sod of dirt for the building of the new fire station for Portarlington. 

 10.57 AM 19 February, 2018

Firefighters battle fire at former power station

Firefighters are currently battling a condenser unit fire at the former Alcoa power station in Anglesea. 

 4.32 PM 7 February, 2018

300 hectare blaze in Bamganie

This afternoon (4 January) firefighters battled a large grass and scrub fire in Bamganie.

 6.14 PM 4 January, 2018

Fire restrictions introduced across the state

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 18 December 2017:

 10.37 AM 12 December, 2017

Lara looks to the future

Lara Fire Station enjoyed a day of food, fun and family entertainment on Sunday 10 December to welcome career firefighters to the community.

 12.53 PM 11 December, 2017

Ruff rescue for CFA

Frank the border collie had quite the tale to tell after being rescued from a cliff face on Saturday (12 August).

 3.19 PM 14 August, 2017

Learning from experience – Mt Duneed farm rescue

Each issue of Brigade magazine contains a ‘Learning from experience’ section which includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management.

 5.40 PM 18 July, 2017

Sky high skills put to the test

CFA led a multi-agency training exercise at Simonds Stadium’s light towers to heighten their rescue skills.

 12.32 PM 7 June, 2017

Arms Out for Alya blood challenge

MFB LFF Kylie Evans (who appeared in a grassfire advertisement and an Australian Survivor contestant) has issued a challenge to all MFB and CFA staff and volunteers to donate blood between 1 February and 30 April 2017.

 11.31 AM 14 March, 2017

Working together to keep coastal communities safe

FFMVic and CFA staff have been out together to look at high priority planned burn sites on the coast in the South West.

 10.59 AM 14 March, 2017

Helen paves the way for female fireys

As part of International Women’s Day, CFA is celebrating some of its incredible members throughout the week.

 9.19 AM 9 March, 2017

The face behind those photos

Amazing photos from roadside planned burns in South West Victoria have been appearing on the Lismore and District Rural Fire Brigades’ Group Facebook page.

 9.58 AM 8 March, 2017

Safer together at work in Lorne community

As Forest Fire Management Victoria’s (FFMVic) planned fuel reduction burning program begins, CFA’s Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) teams have been out around Lorne supporting them.

 11.40 AM 7 March, 2017

Blaze destroys factory in Corio

On Tuesday evening (28 February) CFA crews were called to a fire which destroyed a factory in Corio.

 12.11 PM 2 March, 2017

Shed fire in Mambourin

Dark clouds of smoke covered the sky around Little River yesterday (27 February) as CFA crews battled a large shed fire. 

 3.10 PM 28 February, 2017

Grassland burn learning exercise

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews have been working together to complete roadside fuel reduction planned burns in the south-west of the state.

 11.56 AM 31 January, 2017

CFA tackles fruit shop fire

CFA crews worked hard to contain a structure fire at a Torquay fruit shop in the early hours of Tuesday morning (24 January). 

 10.00 AM 24 January, 2017

CFA and MFB keeping communities safe

From 21-24 January CFA and MFB will be joining forces to keep communities safe during the popular Festival of Sails event in Geelong.

 11.53 AM 23 January, 2017

Fire destroys home in Portarlington

Early this morning (Thursday, 5 January) CFA crews received a call out to a house fire on Fenwick Street in Portarlington.

 9.55 AM 5 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