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News posts from Darlene Pentland

The 2017 Volunteer Reference Group takes shape

The idea of a Member Engagement Volunteer Reference Group (VRG) grew after a group of CFA volunteers helped out with planning and running the first CFA Community Engagement State Forum at Macedon back in 2011.

3.33 PM 8 December, 2016

Member Engagement Volunteer Reference Group

The Volunteer Reference Group (VRG) is vital in assisting with the planning and organising of the State Forum each year; and is used as a reference for other matters relating to the role of volunteers in CFA community safety engagement and education.

12.56 PM 26 October, 2016

Updated Members Quick Reference Guide available

As a CFA member, the community looks to you for all kinds of information relating to fires. Your local knowledge and experience means you can talk to people about their risk and things they can do to make them safer.

10.00 AM 26 October, 2016

Community Engagement State Forum 2016 wrap up

The CFA-SES Community Engagement and Hazard Awareness State Forum has come and gone again for this year. With 98% of surveyed attendees rating the overall event as ‘good’ to ‘excellent’, the State Forum was a great success!

4.18 PM 25 October, 2016

State Forum registrations closing soon

There are only three weeks left to register your interest in attending this year’s CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum. Spaces are filling fast and numbers are strictly limited.

12.35 PM 12 May, 2016

Call to community safety leaders

Do you have a great new way of delivering information to your community? Or maybe you have successfully trialled a different approach to community engagement. Or perhaps you know someone else who has! If so, we want to hear from you!

1.03 PM 4 May, 2016

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

11.55 AM 6 April, 2016

Small town brigade making big waves with PAVS

The Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) has delivered some unexpected outcomes for the Wairewa Fire Brigade and positive benefits for the community in South East Region.

10.59 AM 16 February, 2016

Melton Fire Station lighting the way

Melton Fire Station staff and volunteers are CFA’s leading lights in improving environmental performance. 

12.08 PM 10 November, 2014

Headquarters lightens the load

CFA State Headquarters, sitting on the high side of Lakeside Drive in East Burwood, has recently experienced an ‘internal detox’.

12.11 PM 29 July, 2014

World Environment Day 2014

Every day, in every way, our actions impact the environment. Whether you are at home, in the office or on station everything you do has an impact on the environment.

1.42 PM 30 May, 2014

CFA launches Choose Tap

On a warm Friday afternoon, staff packed into our tea room to hear about the Choose Tap program.

4.44 PM 1 November, 2013

CFA's battery assault

CFA is one of the largest consumers of single use, alkaline batteries in the Southern Hemisphere, and we can reduce our environmental impact by recycling them.

11.15 AM 24 October, 2013