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News posts from CFA Media

CFA assists in fighting Northern California fires

Seven CFA firefighters were among a contingent of 33 Victorian emergency management personnel deployed today to assist in managing the devastating fires in Northern California.

4.17 PM 18 October, 2017

Transcript ABC interview Tuesday, 17 October

Transcript of CFA Chief Executive Officer Frances Diver's radio interview with the ABC’s Jon Faine on Tuesday, 17 October. 

12.25 PM 17 October, 2017

Funding boost for CFA

Today the Victorian Government announced significant funding to enable CFA to continue its vital work and deliver better training, support and equipment for staff and volunteers across Victoria.

3.34 PM 13 October, 2017

Funding boost for Kyneton CFA firefighters

CFA brigades in Kyneton and surrounding areas have received a $110,000 funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government to help them protect local communities.

3.58 PM 12 October, 2017

High angle rescue in Greensborough

At 10.25am yesterday (10 October) CFA crews were called to Ballandry Court in Greensborough to assist with a high angle rescue.

11.18 AM 11 October, 2017

Chief Officer awarded CFA’s Life Membership Medal

Chief Officer Steve Warrington has been recognised for his service to the Country Fire Authority, awarded a CFA Life Membership Medal for his contribution and dedication to the organisation. 

6.00 PM 10 October, 2017

Diesel truck rollover in Deep Lead

CFA crews were called to a petrol truck rollover in Deep Lead this morning (10 October).

9.55 AM 10 October, 2017

First fire restrictions for 2017-18

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday 16 October 2017:

8.51 AM 6 October, 2017

Early morning house fire in Cohuna

In the early hours of this morning (6 October) CFA crews were called to a house fire on the Murray Valley Highway in Cohuna.

8.23 AM 6 October, 2017

Don’t let a dodgy BBQ ruin your Grand Final w/e

As AFL rivals Richmond and Adelaide prepare to battle it out at the ‘G’ this weekend, make sure you are prepared to celebrate the long weekend safely in your backyard.

9.04 AM 28 September, 2017

Update on East Gippsland fires

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria crews continue to work in steep terrain on bushfires burning in parts of East Gippsland.

4.53 PM 27 September, 2017

CFA juniors head to the Aus Fire Cadet Champs

Twelve CFA juniors from brigades across Victoria have been selected to compete in the 2017 biennial Australian Fire Cadet Championships, to be held on the New South Wales Central Coast in October.

4.45 PM 27 September, 2017

More than 50 fires escape from private burn offs

Over the weekend, windy conditions saw more than 50 fires escape from private burn offs across the state.

3.10 PM 25 September, 2017

Early morning call out in Nutfield

It was an early start for CFA crews this morning when they were call to a house fire in on Mine Road in Nutfield.

9.32 AM 22 September, 2017

Grass fire in Tylden

Spring weather is truly here and CFA firefighters got a taste of the season to come when they were called to a grass and scrub fire at Blue Gum Plantations this afternoon (18 September).

5.25 PM 18 September, 2017

CFA brigades to benefit from digital radio network

CFA outer metropolitan districts will soon reap the benefit from a significant upgrade to its existing digital radio network. 

2.07 PM 13 September, 2017

Firefighters battle double shop fire in Dandenong

CFA and MFB crews were called to extinguish a blaze that ripped through two double story shops in Dandenong early this morning (Wednesday, 13 September).

10.02 AM 13 September, 2017

Cliff rescue on Mount Arapiles

CFA crews from Warrnambool, Portland and Hamilton worked with other agencies for five hours to rescue a man stuck halfway down a cliff face on Mount Arapiles late last year.

11.06 AM 8 September, 2017

Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017

The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017 shows the southern fire season is likely to commence earlier and be more active than usual due to a warmer a warm, dry winter and forecasts of a hot summer.

11.41 AM 7 September, 2017

Large blaze at Drysdale

Update Friday 8 September:

10.41 AM 7 September, 2017
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