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Career change and sea change for firey brothers

When Noel Heafield steps into Belmont Fire Station for his first official day as a full time firefighter next week, he’ll also become the third of three brothers to start their CFA careers in the Geelong region.

 10.33 AM 31 July, 2015

Followship to Leadership 2015

Followship to Leadership (F2L)  is an introductory leadership training course that was developed in 2014 as a pilot by Leadership instructor Jamie Mackenzie and coordinated through the District Volunteer Coordinators in South West. The 2015 course was delivered at the Cape Bridgewater Coastal Camp in District 4 on the weekend.

 1.43 PM 30 July, 2015

Koori Cultural Awareness Program in Corio

Staff and volunteers from Corio, Little River, Lara and Freshwater Creek brigades recently spent two evenings with Uncle Bryon Powell, Aboriginal Elder from the Wathaurung Aboriginal Corporation, as part of CFA’s Koori Cultural Awareness Program.

 12.30 PM 13 July, 2015

Four die on Victorian waterways

The Australian Volunteer Coast Guard Association is concerned by the increase in boating-related fatalities after the official boating season. We have had four fatalities in Victorian waters since the Queen's Birthday long weekend.

 12.07 AM 1 July, 2015

Electric blanket sparks warning

CFA is warning people about the dangers of electric blankets following a fire in St Albans Park, near Geelong last night.

 3.18 PM 30 June, 2015

Lara Fire Brigade farewells life member

Lara Fire Brigade prepares to farewell a significant part of the brigade’s history, Neil Branch. Neil is the longest-serving member and life member of the brigade and will be farewelled at a service at Macgregor in Queensland on Friday.

 12.43 PM 3 June, 2015

Digital storytelling – my brigade saved my life

It was many years before she joined CFA’s Bannockburn Fire Brigade that Jo Crockett first came across the brigade.

 12.27 PM 1 June, 2015

Winchelsea members support military re-enactment

Being part of CFA is not just about attending emergency events – it’s about being part of a community. And that often involves members around the State giving up part of their weekend to support community events.

 2.11 PM 24 April, 2015

Love and loss: WWI stories come to life in Belmont

Arthur Harold Stenning was a founding member of the Belmont Fire Brigade. It was here he became mates with another member, Clifton Grenfell.

 2.48 PM 23 April, 2015

Cottage fire at Inverleigh

CFA crews are at the scene of a house fire on the Hamilton Highway at Inverleigh.

 12.00 PM 23 April, 2015

Ramraid at Stonehaven brigade

The Stonehaven Brigade had an unwelcome entry to the station on Monday morning.

 11.59 PM 22 April, 2015

Injured cyclist rescue at Aireys Inlet

Emergency services have located a female cyclist who fell off her bike down an embankment on the Currawong Falls walking track at Aireys Inlet.

 4.36 PM 30 March, 2015

Geelong City bat for Mark West

Geelong City Fire Brigade raised $2000 for The Mark West Foundation through a charity T20 match last weekend.

 10.49 AM 26 March, 2015

Sparks fly at Torquay

CFA crews are at the scene of a sparking high voltage substation, located at the rear of a Torquay supermarket.

 2.30 PM 18 March, 2015

Cricket for a cause

Geelong City Fire Brigade will trade their firefighting gear for whites and battle it out on the cricket field to raise money for disadvantaged young people in Geelong.

 10.51 AM 16 March, 2015

CFA a big part of Avalon Airshow

CFA crews on standby at the Avalon Airshow earlier this month responded to an incident after a report an aircraft was in difficulty.

 11.41 AM 12 March, 2015

Annika empowers community

“There’s so many other roles than just being on a fire truck which I believe a lot of women could be part of – it’s a bit of a boys club – but that doesn’t mean we’re not invited,” were the wise words of Gnarwarre Fire Brigade secretary and firefighter, Annika Naylor.

 9.46 AM 12 March, 2015

Faces of CFA: FIB project officer Ian Hamley

Ian Hamley, Portland Fire Brigade, District 4

 9.52 AM 3 March, 2015

Anakie fundraiser nets $5K

A tin rattle in January has collected almost $5000 for Anakie Fire Brigade.

 1.30 PM 2 March, 2015

Jamie Mackenzie - AFSM

CFA training instructor Jamie MacKenzie describes the experience of receiving an Australian Fire Service Medal as “humbling”. 

 12.46 PM 23 January, 2015