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News posts from Chanel Forbes

Why I volunteer with CFA?

“I volunteer for CFA because I get to build great friendships with other likeminded people in and around my community. They are happy just to be someone that cares and helps out when others need assistance.” Lieutenant Martin Pelly, Bulla Fire Brigade.

2.03 PM 9 May, 2017

Recognising our specialist responders

National Volunteer Week is underway and, in recognition of our very important members, we focus on the specialist roles brigades perform in addition to traditional firefighting. 

12.40 PM 9 May, 2017

Celebrating CFA's quiet achievers!

In celebration of Volunteer Week, we recognise some of CFA’s quiet achievers, also known as our Headquarters brigades. 

11.51 AM 8 May, 2017

Wyndham Vale Celebrates 5 year anniversary

Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade are celebrating their 5 year anniversary since the formation of the brigade in July 2011. 

11.16 AM 1 July, 2016

Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade receive keys to FCV

Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade was thrilled to officially receive the keys to their new Field Command Vehicle (FCV) on Sunday, 10 April 2016.

2.02 PM 11 May, 2016

Zero tolerance for illegal fireworks

Illegal fireworks continue to be an unnecessary burden on emergency services as crews attended to a number of incidents on New Year’s Eve despite, being a day of Total Fire Ban.

12.48 PM 5 January, 2016

Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade receives Unit Citation

Members and friends of the Wyndham Vale Fire Brigade who attended the brigade's annual dinner on 16 October saw a number of members presented with CFA service awards by Operations Manager Trevor Roberts. 

3.46 PM 1 December, 2015

Rockbank Fire Brigade seeking volunteers now

On Sunday 25 October, Rockbank Fire Brigade with the support of Caroline Springs, Truganina and Metropolitan Fire Brigade attended the Sri Durga Festival to promote the brigade within the growing community. 

3.20 PM 18 November, 2015

Eynesbury Fire Station official opening

Eynesbury Fire Station was officially opened by Don Nardella MLA, Member for Melton on Sunday, 10 October 2015. 

4.47 PM 29 October, 2015

Kangaroo Ground & Research Fire Stations opened

District 14 Fire Brigades – Kangaroo Ground and Research; officially reopened their Fire Stations on Saturday, 18 October 2014.

10.06 PM 22 October, 2014

24 hour cycle for charity

Local cyclist Tavis Baker plans to ride around Lake Wendouree for 24 hours to raise money for the Royal Children's Hospital Good Friday appeal.

5.03 PM 11 April, 2014

Ballarat City receives two pumpers

On Friday 21 February 2014 Ballarat City brigade received two Type 4 Scania pumpers worth more than $1.5 million.

8.53 AM 24 February, 2014

Ballarat City thanks IGA

IGA have generously donated more than $900 to Ballarat City Fire Brigade from their Community Chest program.

1.33 PM 24 January, 2014

Napoleons-Enfield CFA Sunday

On Sunday 24 November 2013, Napoleons-Enfield Fire Brigade participated in CFA Sunday to promote fire awareness. Although the weather was not kind, several members of the brigade worked hard to engage with the local community with fun activities that appeal to a range of diverse audiences.

8.51 AM 16 December, 2013

Napoleons-Enfield support Christmas

In the lead up to Christmas, many struggling families do not share the excitement of others. It can be a time of great strain and financial burden. Every year the 3BA Christmas Appeal aims to reduce hardship and give families something to look forward to.

10.26 AM 13 December, 2013

Wendouree brigade bus handover

On Wednesday 20 November 2013 Wendouree Fire Brigade officially received keys to its new Toyota Coaster Mini bus purchased through the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP).

1.10 PM 29 November, 2013