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Women gain insight into firefighting career

The career firefighting session for women at Bangholme Training Ground yesterday (Sunday) gave more than 60 women valuable insight into this varied role.

4.32 PM 3 April, 2017

Juniors breathing new life into our brigades

In honour of youth week CFA is looking at some of our stellar junior programs that provide skills to the local community’s youth.

2.38 PM 3 April, 2017

Faces of CFA: Michael Henningsen

Michael Henningsen, Caroline Springs Fire Brigade, District 14

1.32 PM 3 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.

11.16 AM 3 April, 2017

Firefighters on the move

Today, 31 March, 51 career firefighters will take up new positions at 11 integrated fire stations, as part of the Growth Programs across CFA.

1.08 PM 31 March, 2017

From NSW to Vic, volunteering is in Tam’s blood

Tam Adams is a highly valued CFA volunteer with Benambra Brigade. She joined the brigade in 2013 and shortly nominated to become Secretary.

10.19 AM 31 March, 2017

Is your smoke alarm ready for retirement?

If your smoke alarm is more than a decade old, it may belong in a museum, not on your ceiling.

9.13 AM 31 March, 2017

Early morning fire at Hastings

CFA firefighters attended a fire at the back of a Hastings church just after 4am on Friday, 31 March.

8.07 AM 31 March, 2017

Junior service: changes to CFA service awards

The CFA Honours & Awards Committee and the CFA Chair are pleased to advise the formal approval to have Junior service retrospectively recognised in total length of service for the purposes of the CFA Service and Life Membership awards.

2.37 PM 30 March, 2017

People and Culture in the field

Late last year the CFA People & Culture Directorate introduced five Human Resource Business Partners (HRBPs), one for each region, to improve access to assistance for CFA staff and volunteers in regional areas.

1.59 PM 30 March, 2017

Animals and Emergencies Mini Forum

The Animals and Emergencies Mini Forum, run in conjunction with Macclesfield Disaster Recovery Group (MDRG), Macclesfield CFA and the local Landcare Group, was held for local animal owners to find out how to plan and prepare for their animals both before and after a serious event, the consequences of not preparing and the impacts of fire and stress on animals.

12.36 PM 30 March, 2017

State program supporting community initiatives

CFA’s 2016-17 Summer Fire Safety Local Initiatives program has once again supported brigades and community organisations to deliver localised summer fire safety activities across Victoria this summer.

11.28 AM 30 March, 2017

Home destroyed in Laanecoorie

CFA firefighters battled a house fire in Laanecoorie last night (30 March).

11.26 AM 30 March, 2017

Bold performance in the name of bushfire safety

As part of CFA’s 2016-17 Summer Fire Safety Initiative the children at Toora Primary School have slipped on their dancing shoes in the name of bushfire safety.

11.13 AM 30 March, 2017

Dodgy fundraisers calling for donations

CFA is calling on residents to keep an eye out for rogue fundraisers who are contacting residents for donations to buy equipment for those affected by cyclone Debbie in Queensland.

11.00 AM 30 March, 2017

CFA lunch boxes ready to roll out

It’s that time of year when preparations for the coolest lunch box in town are underway.

8.38 AM 30 March, 2017

Plantations manager keeps her hands dirty

Ruth Ryan oversees the fire response and protection of assets across 240,000 hectares of Victoria.

1.16 PM 29 March, 2017

Second retirement of John McLeod

Following his 80th birthday and days of celebrations, John McLeod has stepped down as the coordinator of discipline, the torchlight parade and the inspecting officers on the track at the State Urban Senior Champs.

9.53 AM 29 March, 2017

Faces of CFA: Manaia O'Donnell

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

8.35 AM 29 March, 2017

Appointment of Chief Officer

The Chair of the Country Fire Authority, Mr Greg Smith AM, has today announced the appointment of Mr Steve Warrington as Chief Officer.

1.26 PM 28 March, 2017
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