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Statement from Chair of the Board: New CFA CEO

I am pleased to announce following a thorough and extensive recruitment process, Dr Paul Smith has been appointed the permanent Chief Executive Officer of CFA.

2.25 PM 17 November, 2017

VESEP announcement

CFA brigades and groups will share $9.5 million for projects as part of today’s Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) announcement.

1.57 PM 16 November, 2017

Applications now open for summer community grants

Throughout summer government, emergency services and CFA work hard to deliver many activities to increase community preparedness both in the lead-up to and during the Fire Danger Period.

9.52 AM 16 November, 2017

Australasian Police & Emergency Services Games

The countdown has begun to the 17th Australasian Police and Emergency Services (APES) Games to be held in Mandurah, Western Australia in 2018.

8.41 AM 16 November, 2017

Large grass and scrub fire in Woodside

CFA crews were called to a large grass and scrub fire in Woodside this afternoon (15 Nov).

3.56 PM 15 November, 2017

Recruitment materials launched for Junior Brigades

Providing support to Junior Brigades to promote their program and recruit new Juniors is important to CFA, which is why we are excited to launch a suite of new marketing and promotional materials.

3.53 PM 15 November, 2017

School bus fire in Bruthen

Firefighters were called to school bus fire in Bruthen this afternoon (15 Nov).

3.13 PM 15 November, 2017

CFA welcomes equality survey result

The ABS today (15 November) announced the result of the Australian Government’s survey on marriage equality.

11.02 AM 15 November, 2017

Smoking Ceremony heralds Fire Danger Period

A traditional Smoking Ceremony performed by Wolithiga Elder, Rick Ronnan, was held in District 20 at Bamawm Extension Fire Station on Sunday 12 November to usher in this season’s Fire Danger Period which commences on Friday 17 November from 0100 hours in Campaspe and Loddon shires.  

12.27 PM 14 November, 2017

Fire restrictions in West, North West, North East

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 20 November 2017:

11.30 AM 14 November, 2017

Digby Fire Brigade welcomes defibrillator donation

On Sunday 22 October Digby Fire Brigade held its CFA Open Day, inviting members of the brigade and local community to the station for a barbecue, social get-together and to discuss preparations for the upcoming fire season.

11.00 AM 14 November, 2017

Whittlesea Show 2017 4–5 November

CFA Voted 'Best Community Group Site' at 2018 Whittlesea Show

10.04 AM 14 November, 2017

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee tomorrow (Tuesday 14 November). 

3.53 PM 13 November, 2017

Transfer station fire in Hampton Park

On Saturday 11 November, CFA firefighters were called to a fire at a transfer station in Hampton Park. Crews were called to the scene at Hallam Road shortly after 4:30pm.

7.07 PM 11 November, 2017

Mildura airport runway open day

On Saturday 4 November 2017, volunteer and career firefighters from Mildura Fire Brigade were thrilled to be invited and participate in Mildura Airport's runway open day. 

3.52 PM 10 November, 2017

Planned burning operations at Kinglake

CFA in conjunction with Murrindindi Shire Council, Upper Goulburn Landcare Network and local brigades will be conducting a slow burn of vegetation along the Western side of Kings Road for 200 metres from Whittlesea Kinglake Road.

11.29 AM 10 November, 2017

Investing in prescribed burning: how much to spend

This PhD research by Dr Veronique Florec explored the impacts of changing the level of investment in prescribed burning in the south west of Western Australia.

4.56 PM 9 November, 2017

Bendigo Fire Brigade becomes EMR capable

A CFA-Ambulance Victoria co-responder initiative aimed at increasing potentially life-saving medical assistance at the scene of emergency incidents has been expanded.

3.35 PM 9 November, 2017

Fire restrictions in North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 17 November 2017:

11.47 AM 9 November, 2017

Grass and scrub fire in Wheatsheaf

This afternoon (8 November) firefighters were called to a grass and scrub fire on private land in Wheatsheaf. 

5.17 PM 8 November, 2017
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