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News posts from CFA Media

$91,000 for CFA brigades in western Victoria

The Andrews Labor Government has announced $91,000 in grants for new equipment and upgrades at CFA brigades in Willaura, Wickliffe, Pomonal and the Westmere Group.

5.03 PM 28 June, 2017

Extra space at Geelong for new recruits

Renovations at Geelong City Fire Station are complete, with three extra bedrooms and improved office facilities, preparing the station for new recruits. 

4.22 PM 28 June, 2017

Smoke alarm saves family in Swan Hill

At 2.50am today (28 June) CFA crews were called to a house fire on Holloway Grove in Swan Hill.

2.23 PM 28 June, 2017

Working smoke alarm alerts family to bedroom fire

A working smoke alarm has ensured that a lucky Christmas Hills family were able to escape from a house fire overnight on Sunday (25 June).

9.40 AM 28 June, 2017

Thirty new career firefighters join the ranks

After 19 weeks of intense training including theory and practice, 30 new recruits graduated on Monday 26 June as full-time career firefighters.

11.56 AM 27 June, 2017

Storytime teaches kids about home fire safety

Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade and Eastern Regional Libraries joined forces on 23 June to host more than 200 members of the local community for the sixth CFA Funtime Storytime.

6.12 PM 23 June, 2017

Crews continue clean up at Tyabb

CFA firefighters will remain at the scene of a fatal crash at Tyabb while work is done to decant 20 tonnes of LPG from a B-Double truck.

10.42 AM 23 June, 2017

A better working environment for our fireys

New road rules announced by the State Government this week will reduce the risks to CFA members when responding to emergencies and help them fulfil their important roles more effectively.

2.43 PM 20 June, 2017

Warren Curry, AFSM

Warren Curry is not only a highly accomplished painter; he is also a dedicated and highly praised CFA member.

5.41 PM 9 June, 2017

Allan Cracknell, AFSM

A passionate man who dedicates his life to CFA has received an Australian Fire Services Medal (AFSM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours today.

5.39 PM 9 June, 2017

Chief Officer Steve Warrington, AFSM

Starting at Chelsea Fire Brigade in 1978 as a volunteer, Steve Warrington has risen up the CFA ranks to become our Chief Officer and, now, a proud recipient of the AFSM.

5.38 PM 9 June, 2017

Lance King, AFSM

Lance King is CFA volunteer life member with over 40 years’ service. He joined CFA in 1977 after previously being a junior member and his passion for serving the community has grown ever since.

5.36 PM 9 June, 2017

Sky high skills put to the test

CFA led a multi-agency training exercise at Simonds Stadium’s light towers to heighten their rescue skills.

12.32 PM 7 June, 2017

Crash destroys Tarneit childcare centre

A childcare centre on Tarneit Road, Tarneit has been destroyed by fire, after a car crashed in to the front of the building around 4am today (5 June).

8.13 AM 5 June, 2017

Candle blamed for Cranbourne North fire

An unattended scented candle caused a fire that destroyed a Cranbourne North home yesterday (29 May).

3.06 PM 30 May, 2017

Three stuck in crane collapse

Three workers were trapped after the crane they were in collapsed in Geelong this morning (30 May).

11.27 AM 30 May, 2017

Winery blaze in Werribee

CFA firefighters were called to an early morning fire at a winery in Werribee today, 30 May.

10.19 AM 30 May, 2017

Three-house blaze in San Remo

One house has been destroyed and two others significantly damaged in San Remo earlier this afternoon.

6.12 PM 29 May, 2017

Update from the Chief Officer

A week after the State Government's announcement of its fire services reform and with the process of face to face discussions with volunteers, career firefighters and staff well underway, CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington provides a video update.

1.52 PM 26 May, 2017

Automated phone calls

Over the last 24 hours we have been flooded with complaints from members of the community who have received automated phone calls.

11.03 AM 25 May, 2017
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