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300 hectare blaze in Bamganie

This afternoon (4 January) firefighters battled a large grass and scrub fire in Bamganie.

6.14 PM 4 January, 2018

Board communique

The CFA Board held its final meeting for 2017 on 18 December 2017. The Chair of the Board, Mr Greg Smith AM, began the meeting by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which the meeting was taking place.

3.57 PM 29 December, 2017

Reunion in Rowville

It was a special morning on 30 November when CFA career firefighters from Rowville Fire Station and paramedics were reunited with a man whose life they helped save earlier this year.

11.17 AM 29 December, 2017

Christmas cliff rescue near Cumberland River

There was no break this Christmas Day for CFA crews who were called to a cliff rescue at around 2.30pm on 25 December near the Cumberland River.

10.22 AM 28 December, 2017

Tahara brigades unite

After two years of discussions, Tahara and Tahara West brigades in District 4’s Merino Group have amalgamated.

10.07 AM 28 December, 2017

Harvesting workshops build safer communities

CFA District 17 Headquarters Brigade Captain Kevin Bolwell and West Region Community Education Coordinator Jenny McGennisken are helping to build safer communities through workshops that advise farmers about the fire risks associated with harvest machinery.

9.28 AM 28 December, 2017

Large hay bale fires in the north-west and west

Early in the morning of 27 December, CFA firefighters were alerted to a large hay bale fire in Natimuk.

3.13 PM 27 December, 2017

Combating rural decline

Rural decline and retraction is a major concern for many of our CFA communities across rural Victoria.

9.01 AM 27 December, 2017

Bombers on the move in Victoria’s north-west

Last week (13 December) CFA Air Operations in North West Region relocated fixed wing bombers 352 and 353.

8.31 AM 26 December, 2017

Take care with ride-on mowers

A grass fire at Arthurs Creek on Saturday 23 December was started by a ride-on mower.

8.43 AM 25 December, 2017

CFA urges holiday travellers to be prepared

People travelling throughout the state are being urged to check local fire conditions before they leave and to stay informed to help ensure they enjoy a truly relaxing festive season break.

11.10 AM 22 December, 2017

Frankston gas cylinder explosion under control

Several gas bottles have caught fire and exploded near a business in Frankston just after 7pm this evening (21 December). 

8.23 PM 21 December, 2017

More career firefighters for Portland Fire Station

Eight career firefighters will transfer from Melbourne’s Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) to join the Portland CFA brigade.

5.47 PM 21 December, 2017

2000-bale fire serves as warning

As farmers and contractors are busy with hay and silage harvesting in West and South Gippsland, 2000 bales of hay were lost near Torrita (west of Ouyen) on 19 December.

4.26 PM 21 December, 2017

Avoid a sizzle and barbecue safely

Apron? Check. Tongs? Check. Safety? Check.

11.29 AM 21 December, 2017

Historic joint graduation day for recruits

A total of 121 MFB and CFA recruits have now completed the new Victorian Recruit Firefighter Course, with the course’s last 30 recruits graduating yesterday (19 December). 

3.35 PM 20 December, 2017

Attack and lay pack success

In 2013, changes in building codes and the increasing number of multi-storey developments around the Dandenong area put a strain on the existing highrise hose deployment packs we use to fight fires.

8.16 AM 20 December, 2017

How group officers plan for risk: part four

Over a series of five interviews, we talk to group officers across our regions to find out about their local risks and how they prepare for the summer.

8.40 AM 19 December, 2017

Total Fire Ban declared in four districts

Tomorrow's (Tuesday 19 December) conditions will be hot and windy with temperatures reaching the high 30s and low 40s, and lightning forecast across the state.

3.00 PM 18 December, 2017

Give the gift of blood

As we approach the festive season, a time of joy and celebration for many, it can be a difficult time for others who are requiring blood products regularly.

2.46 PM 18 December, 2017
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