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News posts from CFA News

How group officers plan for risk: part three

Over a series of five interviews, we talk to group officers across our regions to find out about their local risks and how they prepare for the summer.

9.53 AM 18 December, 2017

How group officers plan for risk: part two

Over a series of five interviews, we talk to group officers across our regions to find out about their local risks and how they prepare for the summer.

8.37 AM 15 December, 2017

How group officers plan for risk

Over a series of five interviews, we talk to group officers across our regions to find out about their local risks and how they prepare for the summer.

11.00 AM 14 December, 2017

Grange Fire Brigade gives out honours and awards

Grange Fire Brigade recently presented two National Medals to members and honoured a few of their members with service awards at a dinner held at the Blue Malt Restaurant, Hamilton.

1.53 PM 13 December, 2017

Is your mental health ready for summer?

When we think of the fire season, we think about pre-season briefings, preparedness training, truck inventories and checking our PPC is in good order. 

8.03 AM 13 December, 2017

Putting a face to PTSD

Hamilton Fire Brigade volunteer Peter Green has a good idea of what the face of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) looks like. 

8.20 AM 12 December, 2017

Saving the spiny rice-flower

You would think protecting lives and property would be enough on the plate of our members, but brigades in western and central Victoria are also turning their hand at saving critically endangered plant species.

8.28 AM 11 December, 2017

Predicting fire behaviour

As a fire develops, CFA aims to provide the best possible information to communities about the potential impact it may have on them. To achieve this, we need to predict what a fire might do.

10.49 AM 8 December, 2017

New pumper arrives at Lucas

The first of CFA’s third-generation heavy pumper 2017 has been delivered to the newly-established Lucas Fire Brigade. 

2.15 PM 7 December, 2017

Prototype sand tanker on trial

CFA has produced a prototype sand tanker, which was developed after consultation with stakeholders, and a further five are planned this financial year.

7.55 AM 7 December, 2017

CFA will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington outlines why he is adamant CFA will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour.  

2.35 PM 6 December, 2017

Research highlights gaps in fire safety knowledge

To understand how people living in high-risk areas view their bushfire risk and how well prepared they feel, CFA has carried out post-season community surveys in bushfire-prone areas since 2009.

4.27 PM 5 December, 2017

Trial of wireless intercom systems

With the heat, smoke and noise during bushfires, communications on the fireground remain a key issue.

8.31 AM 5 December, 2017

Christmas shopping with Emergency Memberlink

Make Christmas 2017 the most memorable yet and give your family and friends a gift you know they’ll love.

9.39 AM 4 December, 2017

Board communique

The CFA Board held its regular monthly meeting on 20 November 2017.

9.31 AM 30 November, 2017

Best of Warrnambool on film

A video showcasing what’s on offer when on shift at Warrnambool Fire Station will help attract career firefighters to fill vacancies in the area. 

5.31 PM 29 November, 2017

CFA skills upgrade just a click away

“Our Learning Hub enhances the capability of all our people, providing an opportunity to upskill across a range of subjects at your leisure.”

2.28 PM 28 November, 2017

CFA says no to violence against women

Encouraging firefighters to take a stand when it comes to violence against women should be core business for CFA, according to Chief Officer Steve Warrington.

1.41 PM 28 November, 2017

International Day of People with Disability

Sunday 3 December marks the International Day of People with Disability (IDPwD). A United Nations sanctioned day, IDPwD recognises the journey for people with disability, their contributions and the impact community can have when inclusivity is a major priority.

10.39 AM 27 November, 2017

CFA leading research into fire suppressants

CFA’s bushfire research team is leading an Australian-first research project into the effectiveness of water-enhancing polymer gel technology as a fire suppressant and its ability to help protect the community.

10.12 AM 24 November, 2017
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