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News posts from CFA Media

CFA features in round one of grants

CFA operational equipment, community education, training and development and maintenance projects will be funded thanks to the first round of emergency volunteer grants announced this week.

1.50 PM 17 February, 2017

Statement on use of camera at fire station

We have today stood aside a senior member pending a full investigation into the unauthorised use of a security camera in one of our stations.

1.51 PM 16 February, 2017

Remembering Ash Wednesday

Today marks the anniversary of the Ash Wednesday bushfires, on 16 February 1983. 

10.11 AM 16 February, 2017

Total Fire Bans on Wednesday

A Total Fire Ban has been declared in the Wimmera, South West and Central fire weather districts for tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 February.

4.23 PM 14 February, 2017

Captain Koala is looking for love

CFA’s Captain Koala braved the big smoke looking for love this Valentine’s Day.

11.45 AM 14 February, 2017

Truck fire on Hume Freeway

CFA crews responded to a truck fire yesterday (Thursday, 9 February) after a milk truck on the Hume Freeway in Beveridge caught fire.

8.59 AM 10 February, 2017

TFB in Central, Mallee, Wimmera

A Total Fire Ban is in place tomorrow, Thursday, 9 February, in the Central, Wimmera and Mallee fire weather districts with a hot and humid day forecast.

5.06 PM 8 February, 2017

Grassfire in Diggers Rest

On Saturday 4 February, CFA firefighters evacuated residents in Melbourne’s northwest as an out-of-control grassfire threatened homes. 

1.57 PM 6 February, 2017

OM takes on the Tour de Cure

If there's one thing CFA members excel in other than fighting fires, it’s pulling together to help the community and Allan Rankin is about to demonstrate this perfectly.

10.07 AM 3 February, 2017

Des rewarded for outstanding service

Late last year (24 November) CFA’s Des Phelan unassumingly attended what he thought was a Christmas party; little did he know his colleagues had something much more exciting in mind.

9.01 AM 3 February, 2017

Early morning fire at Yellingbo

CFA fire investigators will look into the cause of a house fire in Yellingbo this morning (Friday, 3 February).

8.44 AM 3 February, 2017

Ferntree Gully house fire

CFA crews responded to house fire in Ferntree Gully just before 10.30pm on Tuesday, 31 January.

8.52 AM 1 February, 2017

Lyndhurst fire closes railway

CFA firefighters responded to a grassfire just before midday today, Tuesday 31 January, at Boland Drive in Lyndhurst.

7.36 PM 31 January, 2017

Fire destroys home in Wallan

In the early hours of this morning (30 January) CFA crews were called to a house fire on Botanical Avenue in Wallan.

2.46 PM 30 January, 2017

Harvest workshops in Wimmera reduce fires

CFA volunteer Kevin Bolwell has helped to reduce fires caused by harvesting machinery in the Wimmera, through running a series of workshops for farmers in the area.

1.01 PM 30 January, 2017

First statewide Total Fire Ban

A statewide Total Fire Ban will be in place on Monday for the first time this summer.

2.04 PM 29 January, 2017

House, sheds, cars destroyed at Heathcote

A lawn mower has sparked a grassfire on Saturday afternoon (28 January) in Heathcote destroying one house, three sheds and eight cars.

10.55 AM 29 January, 2017

Woman rescued from Eurobin Falls

CFA crews worked with SES, Ambulance Victoria, Victoria Police and Parks Victoria yesterday (26 January) to rescue a woman who had slipped down an embankment at Eurobin Falls, Mount Buffalo.

12.35 PM 27 January, 2017

‘Bill’ Bowery, a CFA legend

After more than 70 years in CFA, Kangaroo Flat’s William “Bill” Bowery has certainly gained the respect of his peers.

10.14 AM 26 January, 2017

Paul, a CFA legend

The CFA culture has been deeply embedded in Paul King’s life from a young age and he has certainly come a long way since joining the Wodonga Fire Brigade in 1979 as a junior member.

10.09 AM 26 January, 2017
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