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Rounding up funds at Casterton Kelpie Muster

For 20 years, the population of Casterton has jumped from 2000 to at least 8000 humans and 1000 dogs each Queen’s birthday long weekend for the Casterton Kelpie Muster.

2.17 PM 18 August, 2017

Select Committee Report

CFA welcomes the release of the Select Committee’s report into the State Government’s proposed fire services reforms. 

1.34 PM 18 August, 2017

VCE students design logo for Torquay Fire Brigade

Visual communication students from Surf Coast Secondary College have been busy gaining real-life experience, designing a logo for Torquay Fire Brigade.

12.50 PM 18 August, 2017

Coaches' success 30 years in the making

District 16 and Beazley’s Bridge fire Brigade are lucky enough to have two volunteers who not only volunteer their time to fight fires, but also educate up-and-coming brigade members.

9.43 AM 18 August, 2017

CFA crews attend house fire in Melton South

UPDATE 4.05pm: The fire was called under control at 4pm.

3.43 PM 17 August, 2017

High angle rescue in Toora

This morning (17 August) CFA crews were called to help rescue a driver who veered off a road into a steep embankment in Toora.

2.29 PM 17 August, 2017

You’re invited - Conversation Convoy

Come and join us at Lake Wendouree this coming Tuesday morning when the R U Ok Day? Conversation Convoy stops off in Ballarat. CFA proudly supports and wants to inspire all to ask ‘are you ok?’  The Conversation Convoy is travelling 14,000 km, visiting 20 communities and showing Australia you’ve got what it takes to support those struggling with life - all in the lead up to R U OK? Day on Thursday 14 September 2017. Date: Tuesday 22 August 2017Time: 08:00am - 09:30amLocation: Lake Wendouree, Windmill Drive, Ballarat Activities on the day include a free hot breakfast, interactive ways to learn the 4 Steps to an R U OK? conversation, children’s activities, and more! No RSVP or ticket purchase necessary. By regularly reaching out to one another and having open and honest conversations, we can help create and build on connections to reduce suicide rates.  For more information, contact CFA West Region Member Wellbeing Advisor, Michelle Taylor on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. // and keep a look out for more events in September. See you there!

2.08 PM 17 August, 2017

Margot Green, out and listening

Margot Green held many roles in her time serving the Hilldene Fire Brigade.

10.27 AM 17 August, 2017

Cat-astrophe strikes for young girl in Bendigo

At 2.30 yesterday afternoon (15 August) three CFA crews from Bendigo and Huntly were called to the scene of an incident on McConnachie Court in Bendigo.

1.53 PM 16 August, 2017

Faces of CFA: Nicholas Watt

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

10.11 AM 16 August, 2017

Help for brigades facing rural decline

There’s been a population boom in Victoria. The 2016 Census shows that more than 6.1 million people now call Victoria home - an increase of more than 15 per cent in just ten years.

4.06 PM 15 August, 2017

Brigades get a feel for the season ahead

It’s hard to believe that some of our fireys have been battling grass fires and burn offs over the past couple of weeks given the gloomy weather, but they certainly have.

1.10 PM 15 August, 2017

CFA women’s event to be held in Wodonga

The CFA will host a women’s event on Sunday 27 August to promote the large number of operational and non-operational opportunities for women in CFA.

1.09 PM 15 August, 2017

New heavy pumpers in the making

CFA is growing its fire truck fleet, building 12 new heavy pumpers at at Bell Fire Rescue’s factory in Queensland. 

10.23 AM 15 August, 2017

House fire in Sale

Firefighters have been called to a house fire in Sale early this morning (15 August).

9.58 AM 15 August, 2017

Three National Medals presented

Volunteers and their families came together to celebrate the special service members give to CFA at the annual Baw Baw Group of Fire Brigade’s presentation dinner on Saturday night (12 August 2017).

4.58 PM 14 August, 2017

Governor-General Visits Phillip Island Station

On Sunday 13 August the Phillip Island Fire Brigade played hosts to Their Excellencies, The Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove and Lady Cosgrove.

4.50 PM 14 August, 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).

2.19 PM 14 August, 2017

CFA Plan 2017-18

Today we release the annual CFA Plan for 2017-18 – a document that provides a clear framework for CFA to drive our work over the next 12 months.

11.00 AM 14 August, 2017

Keysborough lets the cat out

Curiosity got the better of Nero the cat last weekend when he found himself in a hot spot of trouble.

4.54 PM 11 August, 2017
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