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Wed 30 Jul 2014
Location:
District 15
Categories:
Vehicles / Equipment / Buildings
At a recent presentation, District 15 Acting Operations Manager Bernie Fradd received a cheque from the Eric Ormond Baker Charitable Fund (managed through Equity Trustees) for a project that will support firefighter wellbeing on the fireground.
Tue 29 Jul 2014
Location:
District 7
Categories:
Community Safety
What started as a conversation between five Corio firefighters about stepping outside the norm with engaging the community,  has seen the brigade enter its third year of community programs.
Tue 29 Jul 2014
Location:
District 2
Categories:
Vehicles / Equipment / Buildings
As part of renovations to Guildford Fire Station's backyard, former Captain Ray Pattle asked his members to build a safety gate. This was to help provide a safe place for brigade family activities.
Tue 29 Jul 2014
Location:
General
Categories:
Community Safety, Events / Fundraising / Offers
For the first time this weekend’s Community Engagement and Fire Awareness State Forum will be streamed live.
Tue 29 Jul 2014
Location:
General
Categories:
Health & Safety
Wellbeing Field Officers have begun working with individual brigades across Victoria, helping them manage through mental health and relationship issues.
Tue 29 Jul 2014
Location:
General
Categories:
Health & Safety, Partnerships
The attached extract from the Blood Bank Emergency Services Challenge taken on 29 July 2014 shows that the CFA is way behind Victoria Police in the number of donations given, which corresponds to the number of lives saved.
Tue 29 Jul 2014
Location:
General
Categories:
Environment
CFA State Headquarters, sitting on the high side of Lakeside Drive in East Burwood, has recently experienced an ‘internal detox’.
Tue 29 Jul 2014
Location:
General
Categories:
Planning & Research, Other
Minister for Police and Emergency Services and Bushfire Response Kim Wells today welcomed the appointment of Tony Pearce as the inaugural Inspector-General for Emergency Management.
Mon 28 Jul 2014
Location:
District 8
Categories:
Other
When the idea of a single photo of all the Casey Group appliances (District 8) was brought up at a Group meeting it was initially thought it would be impossible. We have 11 brigades with 39 vehicles in a very busy catchment.
Mon 28 Jul 2014
Location:
District 7
Categories:
Honours & Awards, People
When Ivan Lee first joined CFA at Myrtleford back in 1948, you had to be 18 to join. He was 16, but according to the lieutenant it was alright because he looked eighteen. 
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