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News posts from CFA Media

Henry, a true example of CFA

In a career spanning four decades Henry Barton leaves behind a strong legacy in CFA. 

10.06 AM 26 January, 2017

From ‘bags and bushes’ to AFSM

Nearly sixty years have passed since Graham Petrie first set foot inside the Beazley’s Bridge Fire Brigade in Victoria’s West. 

10.03 AM 26 January, 2017

35 years with CFA rewarded

For the past 35 years, CFA volunteer, group officer and former Board member James ‘Don’ Robertson has spent his summers doing two main two things: running a mixed farming operation near Strathkellar in the heart of District 5 and fighting fires across Victoria and NSW.

9.58 AM 26 January, 2017

Kilmore ‘like family’

When Anthony Archer moved to Kilmore in 1984, there wasn’t much more than a fire station, a football ground and a general store.

9.53 AM 26 January, 2017

CFA members receive top honours

CFA members have featured in the fire and emergency services sector of the 2017 Australia Day Honours List.

9.49 AM 26 January, 2017

The girls fire up

For the first time in its 80-year history, the girls have outnumbered the guys on a recruit course at Mount Eliza Fire Brigade.  

8.52 AM 25 January, 2017

Smouldering chook poo near Foster

CFA crews had the smelly task of spreading out two smouldering piles of chicken manure on a farm in Stony Creek this afternoon (24 January).

3.23 PM 24 January, 2017

CFA tackles fruit shop fire

CFA crews worked hard to contain a structure fire at a Torquay fruit shop in the early hours of Tuesday morning (24 January). 

10.00 AM 24 January, 2017

Campbellfield factory destroyed

CFA crews assisted MFB with a fire that destroyed a chemical factory in Campbellfield on Camp Rd overnight.

9.57 AM 24 January, 2017

CFA and MFB keeping communities safe

From 21-24 January CFA and MFB will be joining forces to keep communities safe during the popular Festival of Sails event in Geelong.

11.53 AM 23 January, 2017

Snags worth their weight in gold

CFA is encouraging Victorians to grab a sausage on Saturday, 28 January and raise funds for their local fire brigade.

10.48 AM 23 January, 2017

Twentieth anniversary of Dandenong Ranges fire

Today marks 20 years since fierce flames destroyed 41 homes, killed three people and ripped through more than 400 hectares of bushland covering much of the Dandenong Ranges.

5.00 PM 20 January, 2017

Carrum Downs breaks incidents record

CFA’s Carrum Downs Fire Brigade volunteers have had a busy few weeks attending a range of incidents, allowing the brigade to break its incident record for 2016, with 470 call-outs.

11.08 AM 20 January, 2017

CFA to join Pride March

CFA Pride is inviting CFA members, family, friends and supporters to join the march in uniform with their lesbian, gay, bi-sexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) colleagues at the Midsumma Festival Pride March on Sunday, 29 January.

10.04 AM 20 January, 2017

Mates helping mates and value of first aid

District 24 Regional BASO David Box had the opportunity to meet one of the North East Victoria’s finest young people last month. 

9.27 AM 18 January, 2017

CFA declares TFBs for Tuesday

Total Fire Bans are in place tomorrow, Tuesday, 17 January, in the Mallee, Wimmera and North Central districts, with conditions predicted to be the hottest and driest so far this season.

3.04 PM 16 January, 2017

Crews put a quick stop to Strathewen grassfire

CFA firefighters worked hard to bring a slow-burning grass fire at Strathewen under control at 1.50pm this afternoon (13 January).

2.32 PM 13 January, 2017

CFA says: Don’t be a butthead

It’s easy to be complacent; to think that your behaviour won’t affect anyone else, but even the small act of throwing a cigarette butt from your car makes you a butthead.

12.22 PM 12 January, 2017

Evaporative coolers cause house fires

CFA has warned residents to check evaporative coolers, after crews attended four house fires caused by these systems over the weekend (7-8 January).

10.23 AM 12 January, 2017

Portland gains new firefighters

CFA’s Portland Fire Station has enhanced its capacity to protect the community, with the addition of five new career firefighters rostered on a day shift.

3.01 PM 10 January, 2017
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