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Removing disaster barriers through policy reform

Building community resilience to natural disasters is a complex challenge that spans many policy areas.

4.04 PM 6 November, 2017

Fire restrictions extended in West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 13 November 2017:

12.25 PM 6 November, 2017

Fire Awareness Awards finalists

This year’s finalists for the Fire Awareness Awards have been announced and we’re proud to have a number of CFA entries among the list.

9.53 AM 6 November, 2017

Bragging boards – community engagement initiatives

The Regional Community Engagement Forums are an opportunity for brigades to enhance their skills and share their knowledge about community engagement practices.

2.26 PM 2 November, 2017

Australasian Police and Emergency Services Games

Registrations are now open for the 17th Australasian Police and Emergency Services (APES) Games to be held in Mandurah, Western Australia in 2018.

3.42 PM 1 November, 2017

Updates from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

The future of emergency volunteering, news about PhD completions, and a wrap of International Day for Disaster Reduction are in focus in the latest Hazard News from the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC.

3.31 PM 1 November, 2017

Community bushfire exercise in Omeo

Community members from the high country of Omeo, Cobungra, Bundarrah, Anglers's Rest, Glen Valley, Glen Wills, Cassilis Road, Innisfail, were given the opportunity to take part in the education experience of a CFA " Community Bushfire Exercise" coordinated by the South East Region Community Education team.

2.18 PM 1 November, 2017

Warragul Fire Brigade opens its doors

Warragul Fire Brigade will open its doors to the public on 18 November as part of the 2017 CFA Open Day program.

1.12 PM 31 October, 2017

2017 Victorian Mine Rescue Competition at Yallourn

Oscar 1 Emergency Response Brigade finished third in the overall team competition at the 2017 Victorian Mine Rescue Competition held in Gippsland at the Energy Australia’s Yallourn mine on 20 to 22 October 2017.

4.39 PM 30 October, 2017

Emergency response time data release

CFA emergency response time data is being publicly released for the first time today. 

10.10 AM 30 October, 2017

Doreen Fire Brigade awards night

On Saturday 28 October 2017 Doreen Fire Brigade held an awards night and also celebrated its 75th year in operation.

9.13 PM 29 October, 2017

Smoke visible in Cape Bridgewater

Residents around the Cape Bridgewater area might see smoke in the air this evening due to a large grass and scrub fire at a Plantation in Cape Bridgewater today (29 October).

6.01 PM 29 October, 2017

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee tomorrow (Sunday 29 October). 

5.24 PM 28 October, 2017

Early morning blaze at primary school

Early this morning (28 October) firefighters were called to battle a fire at the Ararat West Primary School. 

6.55 AM 28 October, 2017

Entrapment drill and tree hazard familiarisation

Are you required to go on the fireground this fire season?

1.39 PM 27 October, 2017

Fire restrictions in West, North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 30 October 2017:

11.15 AM 27 October, 2017

UPDATED: Planned Burning Operations - Kinglake

The planned burning operation scheduled on Saturday 28 October 2017 has been postponed. Further updates will be provided in due course.  --- ORIGINAL ARTICLE READS ---  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. This work will involve the construction of fire control lines and a fuel reduction burn.

5.03 PM 26 October, 2017

Laurimar Primary School Safety Day

Doreen Fire Brigade members were invited to attend Laurimar Primary School's Safety Day on Thursday 26 October.

1.59 PM 26 October, 2017

Westernport Group prepares its fireground leaders

Over the weekend of 21 and 22 October, strike team leaders and sector commanders from Westernport Group met in Flinders to undertake skills maintenance and train on new field equipment the group has acquired over the past six to 12 months.

10.55 AM 26 October, 2017
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