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Sept news from the Bushfire & Natural Hazards CRC

With the release of the Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017 and the AFAC17 powered by INTERSCHUTZ conference, it has been a busy month at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. 

1.05 PM 21 September, 2017

District 14 Brigades Commence EMR

As of 8.00am on Wednesday 20th September, all District 14 Integrated Fire Stations will now join South Morang Fire Brigade to provide Emergency Medical Response to the communities.

9.30 AM 21 September, 2017

Happy New Year!

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

8.41 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.

12.52 PM 20 September, 2017

Dundas Group prepares for fire season

Dundas Group of Fire Brigades consisting of 18 Brigades from District 5 in South West Victoria conducted its annual pre-season training exercise utilising the Air Base at the Hamilton Airport last Sunday.  

3.00 PM 19 September, 2017

Promotional Programs preparing CFA for growth

More CFA career firefighters are training to move up the ranks, as part of Growth Programs’ 350 Firefighter Program (P350) to improve service delivery in our communities.   

10.11 AM 19 September, 2017

Grass fire in Tylden

Spring weather is truly here and CFA firefighters got a taste of the season to come when they were called to a grass and scrub fire at Blue Gum Plantations this afternoon (18 September).

4.25 PM 18 September, 2017

Steep angle training with SES

‘Working as one’ is a guiding principle for emergency services organisations in Victoria, and the best way to achieve this is to share skills, knowledge and resources across the state.

9.44 AM 18 September, 2017

Vic Police & Emergency Services Games 2018

Next years Victorian Police and Emergency Services Games may seem far away now but they will be here before you know it.

9.43 AM 17 September, 2017

R U OK Day at HQ

Yesterday (14 September) was R U OK? Day which is a national day of action that recognises the important part in which conversation, plays in helping out someone who might be doing it tough.

3.34 PM 15 September, 2017

Livestream - South East Community Engagement Forum

This weekend, 16 and 17 September, the South East Region Community Engagement forum will take place at Silverwater Resort, San Remo. Presentations in The Bayview Room will be live streamed enabling members to watch the presentation live or afterwards. Simply visit or click on the link for each session below in bold.

9.51 AM 15 September, 2017

The hills and valleys of comms

Burrowye Fire Brigade is 76 years old and Bernadette Cheshire has been the communications officer for 40 years.

12.19 PM 14 September, 2017

CFA brigades to benefit from digital radio network

CFA outer metropolitan districts will soon reap the benefit from a significant upgrade to its existing digital radio network. 

1.07 PM 13 September, 2017

All agencies represented at Pyramid Hill

Pyramid Hill Fire Brigade hosted a successful Emergency Service Organisations (ESO) day for students and residents of Pyramid Hill and surrounding communities yesterday.

1.01 PM 13 September, 2017

Firefighters battle double shop fire in Dandenong

CFA and MFB crews were called to extinguish a blaze that ripped through two double story shops in Dandenong early this morning (Wednesday, 13 September).

9.02 AM 13 September, 2017

Women’s event a big success

More than 50 people attended a recent CFA women’s event in Wodonga that promoted the large number of operational and non-operational opportunities for women in CFA.

2.32 PM 12 September, 2017

NEM Ceremony Photos

In October 2011, the National Emergency Medal was added to the Australian Honours. It recognises service to others during nationally significant emergencies. The 2009 Victorian Bushfires have been declared a nationally significant emergency and members of CFA who rendered service during the specified dates of these fires are eligible for the National Emergency Medal.

2.11 PM 12 September, 2017

Fireman Sam meets Captain Koala

On Saturday 9th September, Captain Koala helped Fireman Sam celebrate his 30th birthday at Toys R Us at Fountain Gate Shopping Centre, Narre Warren.

12.59 PM 12 September, 2017

Turriff-ic Torpeys

From father Angus to son Doug to cousin Damian, the captaincy of Turriff Fire Brigade was held in the Torpey family from the brigade’s establishment in 1944 until this year.

10.01 AM 12 September, 2017

CFA treasure

Dot McGee was a treasured volunteer in District 6. Her passion, dedication and community spirit was consuming and it inspired all who met her

3.58 PM 11 September, 2017
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