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VCE students design logo for Torquay Fire Brigade

Visual communication students from Surf Coast Secondary College have been busy gaining real-life experience, designing a logo for Torquay Fire Brigade.

12.50 PM 18 August, 2017

New heavy pumpers in the making

CFA is growing its fire truck fleet, building 12 new heavy pumpers at at Bell Fire Rescue’s factory in Queensland. 

10.23 AM 15 August, 2017

Ruff rescue for CFA

Frank the border collie had quite the tale to tell after being rescued from a cliff face on Saturday (12 August).

2.19 PM 14 August, 2017

CFA Plan 2017-18

Today we release the annual CFA Plan for 2017-18 – a document that provides a clear framework for CFA to drive our work over the next 12 months.

11.00 AM 14 August, 2017

Keysborough lets the cat out

Curiosity got the better of Nero the cat last weekend when he found himself in a hot spot of trouble.

4.54 PM 11 August, 2017

Terry hangs up his boots after 30 years as a DGO

Terry Miller has spent the majority of his life serving his community, as a member of the Yanac Fire Brigade and his work with the Lowan Group.

3.03 PM 11 August, 2017

Firefighting the heart of the Harris family

Today is International Youth Day, which celebrates and recognises young people’s contributions to conflict prevention, transformation and inclusion. 

2.45 PM 11 August, 2017

Dandenong Ranges Feeding Group fundraiser

The Dandenong Ranges Feeding Group is having its annual fundraiser this October and the team want you to 'leave your hat on' and help raise money for the important work they do in the local community.

9.14 AM 11 August, 2017

Update: CFA Inclusion and Fairness August 2017

Consulting with people across CFA about inclusion and fairness is a large part of the work ahead of the team led by ACO Steve Smith. 

9.43 AM 10 August, 2017

From the Chief Officer: response times

The Select Committee inquiring into the Victorian government’s fire services legislation requested CFA provide response time data for our brigades.

4.19 PM 7 August, 2017

CFA connects youth, art and Indigenous culture

Jamie Atkins, Captain of Broadford Fire Brigade saw an opportunity to engage CFA, local Indigenous and non-Indigenous youth through Aboriginal art.

4.43 PM 4 August, 2017

Horsham firey educates local kids

Horsham volunteer Bernie Hadfield not only loves his role as a CFA firey but he’s also passionate about educating local kids about fire safety.

9.49 AM 3 August, 2017

Gondola rescue training

On Saturday 29 July during the annual maintenance shutdown of the Arthurs Seat Eagle, CFA conducted specialised rescue training in conjunction with Arthurs Seat Eagle staff.    

9.55 AM 2 August, 2017

Amendments to the Working with Children Act 2005

As of today (Tuesday, 1 August 2017) changes come into effect to the Working with Children Act 2005 which aim to strengthen the protection of children.

9.23 AM 1 August, 2017

CFA brigades make a stand against family violence

For CFA brigades Kinglake and Toolangi, speaking out against family violence is a message both want to make loud and clear to their local communities and beyond.

4.59 PM 28 July, 2017

SAFE program a hit with school children

The popular SAFE (Safety Awareness Field Education) multi-agency program has been running in Victoria’s North West region since 2004, delivering safety education sessions to children in grades 3 and 4. 

9.39 AM 27 July, 2017

Cookies commemorate hard work of CFA in Yea

Yea was one of the many communities devastated by the 2009 Black Saturday bushfires.

9.14 PM 24 July, 2017

Brigade says “I do” to talking about PTSD

Allan East, a member of Mooroopna Fire Brigade is the first to admit their brigade doesn’t mind a creative approach to fundraising events. 

12.19 PM 24 July, 2017

Portland video aims to attract more staff

Our career firefighters who are looking for a tree or sea change can get the best of both worlds if they transfer to little-known Portland Fire Station.  

9.51 AM 24 July, 2017

Update: CFA Inclusion and Fairness

In May 2017, CFA appointed a dedicated Assistant Chief Officer Steve Smith to lead our inclusion work.

12.57 PM 21 July, 2017
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