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CFA committed to a safe environment

As you may be aware, Fairfax is today reporting on the findings of a CFA survey. This relates to an interim report on the results of an internal survey that was carried out among professional, technical and administrative staff in May 2016.

4.32 PM 17 October, 2017

KIAP in Action short film launch

On a chilly Sunday morning in Merrijig participants of the North East Region Community Engagement Forum were the first to see CFA’s new short film, KIAP in Action.

4.41 PM 16 October, 2017

Reduce risks and save time

Want to know how to reduce your risk of having a road accident and improve your work life balance, all from the comfort of your own home or office?

11.25 AM 16 October, 2017

Pat inspires women in rural Victoria

As a farmer in rural Victoria and a CFA volunteer, Pat Bigham has been caring for the land and helping others for a number of years which is what International Day of Rural Women is all about.

6.24 PM 15 October, 2017

District 12 acknowledges the Taungurung community

On 5 October, District 12 held an event to acknowledge and build relationships with the Taungurung community by renaming its two meeting rooms with Wurrung language words. 

10.54 AM 12 October, 2017

Dimboola celebrates a succesful year

It was a full house on Friday 22 September as the Dimboola Fire Brigade celebrated a year of achievements at their annual dinner and awards evening.

1.26 PM 9 October, 2017

Strathewen Bushfire Education wins top award

The Strathewen Bushfire Education Partnership has been awarded the 2017 Resilient Australia Award for Victoria in the education division for their Claymation project, ‘If You Care, Stay Aware and Be Prepared - a message from Gem Gem'.  

3.21 PM 5 October, 2017

CFA assisting Police, SES and Parks Victoria

CFA crews have been assisting Victoria Police, SES and Parks Victoria in the search for a missing person at Aireys Inlet.

10.29 AM 5 October, 2017

Transcript 3AW interview Wednesday, 4 October

Transcript of CFA Acting Chief Officer Garry Cook interview with 3AW’s Neil Mitchell on Wednesday, 4 October. 

2.36 PM 4 October, 2017

Message from Acting Chief Officer Garry Cook

You may have seen media reports today about changes to how CFA is handling the installation of smoke alarms in the community.

1.14 PM 4 October, 2017

CFA Dundas Group recognises outstanding service

The Dundas Group conducted its biennial dinner Monday, 25 September to thank outgoing Captains and Deputy Group Officers and to present National Medals and Group Life Memberships to members.

12.08 PM 3 October, 2017

District 14 brigades commence EMR

In a boost to the communities they protect, all integrated fire stations in District 14 now have emergency medical response (EMR) capability.

5.00 PM 2 October, 2017

Campfire warning for the long weekend

As families prepare to pack their cars and head for the camping grounds this long weekend CFA is urging people to not be complacent when lighting fires.

3.06 PM 28 September, 2017

CFA Board Communique

The CFA Board held its regular monthly meeting on 18 September 2017.

3.21 PM 27 September, 2017

Update from Steve Smith ACO Inclusion & Fairness

Assistant Chief Officer, Inclusion and Fairness, Steve Smith provides an update on his first few months in the role. Steve also provides some ideas on how we can all contribute to CFA being an inclusive and equitable organisation. If you would like subtitles, click on the first icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

1.33 PM 22 September, 2017

Quad bikes – control is an illusion

At a roadside fuel reduction burn in February 2017, there was an incident involving a quad bike fitted with a rollover operator protective device (OPD).

12.56 PM 22 September, 2017

Off-road driver training at CFA

In the 1990s, CFA built an off-road driving track at Fiskville to teach drivers off-road techniques on sand and at water crossings, not commonly found in national parks and state forests where off-road driver training was being conducted.

12.51 PM 22 September, 2017

Happy New Year!

Today and tomorrow, CFA’s Jewish and Muslim members celebrate the beginning of their respective New Years.

9.41 PM 20 September, 2017

Emergency Services Blood Challenge sets new record

CFA has recorded its best result in the recently completed 2017 Emergency Services Blood Challenge with its members recording 940 donations over the three-month event.

1.52 PM 20 September, 2017

Agencies take wing at Warrnambool Airport

At 6:00pm on September 12, pagers alerted CFA, SES, Ambulance Victoria, Victoria Police and DHHS to a level two incident which involved a hostile situation on board a plane at the Warrnambool Regional Airport.

5.38 PM 19 September, 2017
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