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News posts from CFA Media

Statement from Chair of the Board: New CFA CEO

I am pleased to announce following a thorough and extensive recruitment process, Dr Paul Smith has been appointed the permanent Chief Executive Officer of CFA.

2.25 PM 17 November, 2017

Large grass and scrub fire in Woodside

CFA crews were called to a large grass and scrub fire in Woodside this afternoon (15 Nov).

3.56 PM 15 November, 2017

School bus fire in Bruthen

Firefighters were called to school bus fire in Bruthen this afternoon (15 Nov).

3.13 PM 15 November, 2017

CFA welcomes equality survey result

The ABS today (15 November) announced the result of the Australian Government’s survey on marriage equality.

11.02 AM 15 November, 2017

Fire restrictions in West, North West, North East

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 20 November 2017:

11.30 AM 14 November, 2017

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee tomorrow (Tuesday 14 November). 

3.53 PM 13 November, 2017

Transfer station fire in Hampton Park

On Saturday 11 November, CFA firefighters were called to a fire at a transfer station in Hampton Park. Crews were called to the scene at Hallam Road shortly after 4:30pm.

7.07 PM 11 November, 2017

Bendigo Fire Brigade becomes EMR capable

A CFA-Ambulance Victoria co-responder initiative aimed at increasing potentially life-saving medical assistance at the scene of emergency incidents has been expanded.

3.35 PM 9 November, 2017

Fire restrictions in North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 17 November 2017:

11.47 AM 9 November, 2017

Grass and scrub fire in Wheatsheaf

This afternoon (8 November) firefighters were called to a grass and scrub fire on private land in Wheatsheaf. 

5.17 PM 8 November, 2017

Fire restrictions extended in West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 13 November 2017:

12.25 PM 6 November, 2017

Emergency response time data release

CFA emergency response time data is being publicly released for the first time today. 

10.10 AM 30 October, 2017

Smoke visible in Cape Bridgewater

Residents around the Cape Bridgewater area might see smoke in the air this evening due to a large grass and scrub fire at a Plantation in Cape Bridgewater today (29 October).

6.01 PM 29 October, 2017

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee tomorrow (Sunday 29 October). 

5.24 PM 28 October, 2017

Early morning blaze at primary school

Early this morning (28 October) firefighters were called to battle a fire at the Ararat West Primary School. 

6.55 AM 28 October, 2017

Fire restrictions in West, North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 30 October 2017:

11.15 AM 27 October, 2017

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
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