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Forensic pathology linking with fire investigation

On Wednesday 19 July 2017, 40 CFA fire investigators from across the state had a unique opportunity to attend a training session called 'Forensic pathology linking with fire investigation'. 

2.00 PM 21 July, 2017

Update: CFA Inclusion and Fairness

In May 2017, CFA appointed a dedicated Assistant Chief Officer Steve Smith to lead our inclusion work.

12.57 PM 21 July, 2017

CFA Board Communique

The CFA Board had an extensive agenda for its regular monthly meeting on 17 July 2017.

11.47 AM 20 July, 2017

CFA flocks to Sheepvention

If you haven’t already, grab a pen and mark 6-8 August in your calendar, as CFA is heading to Sheepvention and it’s an event you will not want to miss.

4.54 PM 19 July, 2017

New website for Point Cook Brigade

The Point Cook Fire Brigade team has developed a new website with up to date information for the local community.

3.05 PM 19 July, 2017

Junior Leader Forum 2017 - applications now open

The Junior Leader Forum 2017 is offering up to 120 places to Junior Leaders to attend the September Forum.

1.19 PM 19 July, 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.

4.40 PM 18 July, 2017

Fire Services Reform update

Since the Fire Services Statement was launched on 19 May 2017, CFA leadership, as well as Government representatives have had contact with over 800 brigades across the state to discuss and explain the reforms.

1.42 PM 18 July, 2017

CFA crews to assist in fighting Canadian fires

Three CFA firefighters are set to embark on a deployment to Canada to assist in the fighting of more than 121 out-of-control wildfires burning through British Columbia in country’s south west.

12.27 PM 18 July, 2017

Bedroom heater causes Dandenong house fire

A bar heater that was left too close to a bed was the cause of a house fire in Ronald Street, Dandenong last week (13 July). 

11.38 AM 18 July, 2017

Early morning call-out for Cohuna

It was an early start for CFA crews when they were called to a house fire on Rosalind Street in Cohuna.

1.50 PM 17 July, 2017

A new generation of CFA leaders

Grady Tyson joined CFA four years ago as a passionate junior member of the Tatura Fire Brigade.

12.04 PM 17 July, 2017

'Safer Together' community engagement workshops

To help develop stronger relationships between fire agencies in the Dandenong Ranges, over the past few years Parks Victoria’s Melbourne Fire and Emergency Program (MFEP), has been hosting interactive CFA brigade familiarisation events to improve the way all agencies work together by developing a stronger understanding of each other’s fire planning and response operations.  

12.02 PM 17 July, 2017

Video conferencing expansion

CFA members will soon be able to say goodbye to long and sometimes dangerous drives to meetings thanks to improvements in CFA's video conferencing capabilities.

1.00 PM 14 July, 2017

New fire stations for Wyndham

Melbourne’s fast growing outer west will receive new fire stations thanks to a state government announcement made earlier this morning.

12.03 PM 14 July, 2017

Shop fire in Hamilton

CFA crews are currently on the scene of a fire at a trailer hire shop on the corner of Glenelg and Henty Highway in Hamilton.

4.12 PM 13 July, 2017

Learning through case studies

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

3.41 PM 13 July, 2017

Wonthaggi doughnut van fundraiser

The Wonthaggi doughnut van was set up by Wonthaggi Fire brigade to raise money for the brigade by selling doughnuts to the local community.

9.34 AM 13 July, 2017

Jack of all trades

A single salute from Jack Sullivan marked the end of CFA stand-alone recruit training as CFA and MFB recruits transition into integrated training in the future.

9.20 AM 13 July, 2017

Team leader training for fire investigators

During the week of Monday 26 June to Friday 30 June 2017, 12 experienced CFA fire investigators attended the Fire Investigation Team Leader course held in Shepparton.

7.42 AM 13 July, 2017
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