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BackFit Plus and DeskFit Plus

BackFit Plus and DeskFit Plus sessions are currently being delivered around the state by the Healthy For Life Program.

2.06 PM 3 October, 2017

CFA Dundas Group recognises outstanding service

The Dundas Group conducted its biennial dinner Monday, 25 September to thank outgoing Captains and Deputy Group Officers and to present National Medals and Group Life Memberships to members.

12.08 PM 3 October, 2017

Firing Up Women Small Grants Program

Assistant Chief Officer Gavin Thompson announced today (Monday 2 October) the Firing Up Women Small Grants Program in the North West Region. 

5.02 PM 2 October, 2017

District 14 brigades commence EMR

In a boost to the communities they protect, all integrated fire stations in District 14 now have emergency medical response (EMR) capability.

5.00 PM 2 October, 2017

Large shed fire at Doreen

Doreen Fire Brigade was responded to a large shed fire containing cars and farm machinery on Friday 29 September 2017 at around 1.30pm.

8.59 PM 29 September, 2017

Gender and disaster research project

What contributes to long-term disaster resilience? Have you experienced a flood or bushfire disaster?  

5.15 PM 28 September, 2017

Campfire warning for the long weekend

As families prepare to pack their cars and head for the camping grounds this long weekend CFA is urging people to not be complacent when lighting fires.

3.06 PM 28 September, 2017

CFA scholarship recipients acknowledged

On 14 September 2017, three CFA members were acknowledged for receiving their 2016 Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) Scholarships. 

11.15 AM 28 September, 2017

Don’t let a dodgy BBQ ruin your Grand Final w/e

As AFL rivals Richmond and Adelaide prepare to battle it out at the ‘G’ this weekend, make sure you are prepared to celebrate the long weekend safely in your backyard.

9.04 AM 28 September, 2017

Update on East Gippsland fires

CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria crews continue to work in steep terrain on bushfires burning in parts of East Gippsland.

4.53 PM 27 September, 2017

CFA juniors head to the Aus Fire Cadet Champs

Twelve CFA juniors from brigades across Victoria have been selected to compete in the 2017 biennial Australian Fire Cadet Championships, to be held on the New South Wales Central Coast in October.

4.45 PM 27 September, 2017

CFA Board Communique

The CFA Board held its regular monthly meeting on 18 September 2017.

3.21 PM 27 September, 2017

New processes and guidance - clutter/hoarding

Residential fires involving significant clutter or hoarding are extremely dangerous for both occupants and firefighters. 

5.12 PM 26 September, 2017

More than 50 fires escape from private burn offs

Over the weekend, windy conditions saw more than 50 fires escape from private burn offs across the state.

3.10 PM 25 September, 2017

Smoke alarm program saves victim’s life

A woman whose life was saved by a smoke alarm during an alleged arson attack had had the device installed by firefighters less than 18 months earlier.

2.58 PM 25 September, 2017

10th anniversary of racing up the tallest building

The tenth anniversary of the race to the top of Melbourne’s tallest building will see participants from all over Australia and overseas raise much-needed funds for charity partners Whitelion and Interplast.

1.03 PM 25 September, 2017

Update from Steve Smith ACO Inclusion & Fairness

Assistant Chief Officer, Inclusion and Fairness, Steve Smith provides an update on his first few months in the role. Steve also provides some ideas on how we can all contribute to CFA being an inclusive and equitable organisation. If you would like subtitles, click on the first icon in the bottom right hand corner of the screen.

1.33 PM 22 September, 2017

Quad bikes – control is an illusion

At a roadside fuel reduction burn in February 2017, there was an incident involving a quad bike fitted with a rollover operator protective device (OPD).

12.56 PM 22 September, 2017

Off-road driver training at CFA

In the 1990s, CFA built an off-road driving track at Fiskville to teach drivers off-road techniques on sand and at water crossings, not commonly found in national parks and state forests where off-road driver training was being conducted.

12.51 PM 22 September, 2017

District 8 2017 Interfaith Tour

Building on the success of the Inaugural Tour in October 2016, the Community Safety Team again organised a tour of local places of worship within the District 8 area with the theme being, Many Faiths, One People.

10.49 AM 22 September, 2017
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