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News posts from CFA Media

Emergency services women unite

The vital role of women in emergency services was honoured during a special International Women’s Day event in Richmond today.

1.44 PM 8 March, 2017

Clonbinane brigade makes a clean spur

Clonbinane Fire Brigade in conjunction with Sunday Creek Dry Creek Landcare Group took on eight kilometres of Spur Road, Clonbinane, in the Clean Up Australia Day event. 

5.56 PM 6 March, 2017

Pat helps drive support program

One of CFA’s first female volunteer members in her area, Pat Bigham is an inspiring woman who has dedicated her career to helping others and serving her community.

4.52 PM 6 March, 2017

Acheron’s first female firey

As part of International Women’s Day, CFA is celebrating some of its incredible members throughout the week.

3.00 PM 6 March, 2017

CFA and MFB fireys switch stations

Firefighters from CFA and MFB will be swapping helmets today to mark the start of their 12-month secondment program. 

2.28 PM 3 March, 2017

Works underway at Wattle Glen

A sod-turning ceremony on Wednesday, 1 March, has marked the start of construction on the Wattle Glen Fire Station extension.

12.33 PM 2 March, 2017

Blaze destroys factory in Corio

On Tuesday evening (28 February) CFA crews were called to a fire which destroyed a factory in Corio.

12.11 PM 2 March, 2017

Ammonia leak in Chelsea Heights dairy

CFA crews are preparing for a long night as they manage a hazmat incident in Chelsea Heights that resulted in the closure of two major roads.

9.08 PM 28 February, 2017

Dandenong South factory fire

Firefighters battled a large fire at a car recycling plant in Dandenong South this afternoon (28 February).

4.57 PM 28 February, 2017

Shed fire in Mambourin

Dark clouds of smoke covered the sky around Little River yesterday (27 February) as CFA crews battled a large shed fire. 

3.10 PM 28 February, 2017

Red hot wheels for brave little Keith

On Wednesday 15 February, little Keith Basset was busy testing his skills on his brand new bike when his calf became wedged between the pedal and crank.

2.40 PM 27 February, 2017

Aussie Day BBQs snag $70,000 for CFA

On Saturday 28 January, Victorians opened their mouths and their pockets at the Aussie Day Weekend Fundraiser BBQ, held at Bunnings stores, raising more than $70,000 for CFA 43 brigades.

2.37 PM 24 February, 2017

Lucky escape from plane crash in Traralgon

Two people have had a lucky escape after a light aircraft crashed in Traralgon yesterday (23 February). 

1.34 PM 24 February, 2017

National Red Balloon Day says thank you to fireys

Victorians are being urged to support National Red Balloon Day by purchasing and displaying a red balloon to raise money and say thank-you to firefighters for the brave and courageous work they do.

10.23 AM 24 February, 2017

Two injured in kitchen fires

CFA is asking residents to take extra care when cooking after two people were injured in two separate kitchen fire incidents last night.

2.13 PM 22 February, 2017

Total Fire Bans – Wed 22 Feb

A Total Fire Ban has been declared tomorrow, Wednesday, 22 February, in all fire weather districts, except the North East and across Gippsland.

5.23 PM 21 February, 2017

CFA helps farmers in need

CFA has delivered dozens of boxes of food to the Lions Club as part of their ‘Need for feed’ campaign to help struggling dairy farmers in Gippsland.

12.19 PM 20 February, 2017

Juniors to test skills at State Championships

CFA’s junior members have been training hard in preparation to showcase their skills at the Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Junior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships in Tatura on 25-26 February.

3.39 PM 17 February, 2017

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
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