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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

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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

Eliminating everyday sexism: a matter for everyone

In 2017, CFA joined the Male Champions of Change with Frances Diver as CFA Champion and ACO Inclusion and Fairness Steve Smith Implementation Leader. A report released yesterday by Male Champions of Change yesterday titled 'We Set the Tone: Eliminating Everyday Sexism', outlines what everyday sexism looks like, its impact on employees, career advancement and productivity, and actions that can be taken to address this harmful workplace dynamic.

11.57 AM 25 October, 2017

Strzelecki Group prepares for summer

The Strzelecki Group of fire brigades conducted its annual bushfire training exercise on Sunday 8 October in conditions that are already drying out in District 9.

11.06 AM 25 October, 2017

Campbells Creek life member and awards night

Campbells Creek Fire Brigade held an awards night on 6 October.

9.38 AM 25 October, 2017

CFA 2016-17 Annual Report

CFA's 2016-17 Annual Report was tabled in Parliament last Thursday and is on our website here: CFA Annual Report 2016-17 (PDF 8MB)

2.11 PM 24 October, 2017

Victorian Emergency Operations Handbook 2017

Over the past few years, Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) has produced the Victorian Bushfire Handbook (Edition 5).

4.37 PM 23 October, 2017

Experts gather on disaster reduction

Emergency management practitioners and researchers gathered in Sydney on 13 October for a public forum on reducing the impacts of disasters in Australia.

11.48 AM 23 October, 2017

Whittlesea Diamond Valley Group Strike Team Forum

On Sunday 22 October, strike team leaders, scribes and drivers from the Whittlesea Diamond Valley Group gathered together.

2.37 PM 22 October, 2017

Factory fire at Traralgon warehouse

Early this morning (20 October) CFA battled a large structure fire at second hand warehouse, Junk n Dishoarderly in Traralgon. Firefighters were called to the scene at McMahon Street at 5am.

11.41 AM 20 October, 2017
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