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News posts from Planned Burning Project

'Safer Together' community engagement workshops

To help develop stronger relationships between fire agencies in the Dandenong Ranges, over the past few years Parks Victoria’s Melbourne Fire and Emergency Program (MFEP), has been hosting interactive CFA brigade familiarisation events to improve the way all agencies work together by developing a stronger understanding of each other’s fire planning and response operations.  

1.02 PM 17 July, 2017

Planned burning professional development day

A vegetation management and planned burning professional development day for CFA West Region operational staff was held recently in Ballarat.

1.58 PM 20 June, 2017

Learning together through planned burning

Staff from CFA’s Vegetation Management and Planned Burning Programs and Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) East Central Risk Landscape team ventured interstate recently to see how complex inter-agency planned burns are carried out on Sydney’s National Heritage listed North Head near Manly.

1.11 PM 7 June, 2017

Agencies learn candling techniques

CFA West Region hosted the third inter-agency Candling Community of Practice Workshop on Friday 12 and Sat 13 May at the Adekate Lodge at Dean near Creswick.

4.50 PM 22 May, 2017

Brigades support crucial burn for Lorne community

Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) and CFA crews have again carried out crucial fuel reduction work together at a planned burn on the outskirts of Lorne.

1.41 PM 5 May, 2017

Pax Hill burn camp

The first of three planned burn training camps being held in West Region this year was conducted at the Pax Hill Scout Camp in Ballarat over the weekend of 22 and 23 April.

5.51 PM 27 April, 2017

South East Region burn training camp a success.

The South East Region Burn Training Camp on the Mornington Peninsula was held on the last weekend in March, with 60 volunteers and staff in attendance.

4.06 PM 11 April, 2017

Collaboration at Cardinia Reservoir

Over 12 months of planning by Melbourne Water and CFA came to fruition on Wednesday 5 April and Thursday 6 April when CFA brigades joined crews from Melbourne Water to conduct a planned burn in the Cardinia Reservoir catchment.

1.17 PM 11 April, 2017

Planned burning off to a flying start

CFA brigades from across Alexandra Group in District 12 North East Region joined crews from Forest Fire Management (FFMVic) to conduct the first FFMVic Murrindindi district planned burn of the season on Sunday 2 April.

12.16 PM 3 April, 2017

Working together to keep coastal communities safe

FFMVic and CFA staff have been out together to look at high priority planned burn sites on the coast in the South West.

10.59 AM 14 March, 2017

The face behind those photos

Amazing photos from roadside planned burns in South West Victoria have been appearing on the Lismore and District Rural Fire Brigades’ Group Facebook page.

9.58 AM 8 March, 2017

Safer together at work in Lorne community

As Forest Fire Management Victoria’s (FFMVic) planned fuel reduction burning program begins, CFA’s Property Advice Visit Service (PAVS) teams have been out around Lorne supporting them.

11.40 AM 7 March, 2017

Chairs in the bush for planned burn lesson

Recently, 50 residents of the Dandenong Ranges met with fire agencies to learn about the benefits of planned burning and how they can be actively involved in reducing the risk of bushfires in their local area.

3.09 PM 23 February, 2017

CFA burn camps: learning by doing

Planned burning reduces bushfire risk by increasing the likelihood of suppression and reducing radiant heat and ember impacts on assets.

2.45 PM 3 February, 2017

Grassland burn learning exercise

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) crews have been working together to complete roadside fuel reduction planned burns in the south-west of the state.

11.56 AM 31 January, 2017

Boomers Reserve planned burn a great success

Panton Hill and St Andrews brigades joined forces with Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVIC) to successfully carry out a 0.5-hectare burn at Boomers Nature Conservation Reserve near Panton Hill on 1 December. 

4.27 PM 19 December, 2016

Great results from CFA and FFMV cooperation

CFA volunteers have assisted Forest Fire Management Victoria with a couple of recent burns and have come away with excellent stories of cooperation and camaraderie.

6.47 PM 8 December, 2016

Planned burn resource coordinators

The CFA Planned Burning Project has once again recruited four seasonal planned burn resource coordinators (PBRCs) for the upcoming season.

11.39 AM 16 November, 2016