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News posts from CFA Media

Aircraft accident at Clyde North

CFA crews responded to a light plane crash in Clyde North at about 10.40am this morning.

12.27 PM 3 August, 2017

Joint CFA and EPA update on Stawell tyre stockpile

Repeated failure by the owners of a tyre stockpile in Stawell to comply with Environment Protection Authority Victoria (EPA) notices and with a Country Fire Authority (CFA) Fire Protection Notice has led EPA to take steps to take charge of the site and effect a clean-up.

5.42 PM 2 August, 2017

New recruits gain glimpse of training

Newly-recruited career firefighters recently got a taste of what’s to come during their 20 weeks of intense training, at induction sessions for the new Victorian Recruit Firefighter Courses.

5.08 PM 2 August, 2017

CFA fireys step up for mental health

Hundreds of CFA firefighters have been donning their PPC and getting hot and sweaty despite being nowhere near a fire. 

2.54 PM 1 August, 2017

High angle rescue in Echuca

Echuca brigade was called to a rescue in Echuca’s Victoria Park Reserve on 30 July.

6.00 PM 31 July, 2017

Farm safety a serious matter for two CFA members

CFA is just one of the many things that Baddaginnie members and good mates Rod Cook and Phil Rees have in common.

10.47 AM 24 July, 2017

CFA crews to assist in fighting Canadian fires

Three CFA firefighters are set to embark on a deployment to Canada to assist in the fighting of more than 121 out-of-control wildfires burning through British Columbia in country’s south west.

1.27 PM 18 July, 2017

Bedroom heater causes Dandenong house fire

A bar heater that was left too close to a bed was the cause of a house fire in Ronald Street, Dandenong last week (13 July). 

12.38 PM 18 July, 2017

Early morning call-out for Cohuna

It was an early start for CFA crews when they were called to a house fire on Rosalind Street in Cohuna.

2.50 PM 17 July, 2017

A new generation of CFA leaders

Grady Tyson joined CFA four years ago as a passionate junior member of the Tatura Fire Brigade.

1.04 PM 17 July, 2017

New fire stations for Wyndham

Melbourne’s fast growing outer west will receive new fire stations thanks to a state government announcement made earlier this morning.

1.03 PM 14 July, 2017

Shop fire in Hamilton

CFA crews are currently on the scene of a fire at a trailer hire shop on the corner of Glenelg and Henty Highway in Hamilton.

5.12 PM 13 July, 2017

Jack of all trades

A single salute from Jack Sullivan marked the end of CFA stand-alone recruit training as CFA and MFB recruits transition into integrated training in the future.

10.20 AM 13 July, 2017

End of era as CFA recruits graduate

Today, Saturday 8 July, marks the end of an era with CFA’s final 30 recruit firefighters graduating at a ceremony at Victorian Emergency Management Training Campus in Craigieburn.

11.37 AM 9 July, 2017

Fiskville decommissioning works to begin

Following the closure of CFA’s Fiskville Training Campus in 2015, CFA is set to start the decommissioning works within two weeks.

11.14 AM 7 July, 2017

CFA flies flag with pride

During NAIDOC Week celebrations, CFA is proud to announce that the Aboriginal flag will be flown permanently at headquarters, regional offices and large fire stations throughout Victoria.

12.01 PM 5 July, 2017

Tanker rollover at Minhamite

Early this afternoon a CFA tanker was involved in an incident on the Penshurst-Warrnambool Road in Minhamite.

5.45 PM 3 July, 2017

Quick thinking saved Steve’s life

For Group Officer Steve Lewis (Dundas Group), who suffered a stroke back in March, his awareness of stroke signs combined with an effective response at Western District Health Service has meant the difference between a full recovery and permanent disability or death. 

12.02 PM 3 July, 2017

Jo paves the way for women in CFA

CFA volunteer Jo Ussing is set to make history on 1 July, becoming the first ever female Group Officer in CFA’s West Region and the only current female to hold this role in Victoria.  

3.41 PM 30 June, 2017

Fire Awareness Awards up for grabs

Applications for the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards are now open for individuals, community groups and organisations to submit innovative projects that help reduce the incidence and impact of fire in Victoria.

11.16 AM 30 June, 2017
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