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Werribee Fire Brigade saves girl in car crash

Werribee Fire Brigade is all too familiar with the importance of road accident rescue training and maintaining skills, particulary with the recent save of a young girl. 

11.30 AM 18 December, 2017

Presentations to BAELOs on fire investigation

The theme of this year’s annual Victoria Police Bushfire, Arson and Explosives Liaison Officers (BAELOs) training session was “Why do we tolerate dangerous behaviour?” 

10.52 AM 18 December, 2017

How group officers plan for risk: part three

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.

9.53 AM 18 December, 2017

Rescue operation underway near Bacchus Marsh

CFA crews are working to bring two teenage boys down from a cliff off Werribee Vale Rd, Maddingley this afternoon.

3.55 PM 16 December, 2017

Fire restrictions in North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 22 December 2017: Banyule City Council (those portions not included in the Metropolitan Fire District) Nillumbuk Shire Council (those portions not included in the Metropolitan Fire District)

2.55 PM 15 December, 2017

How group officers plan for risk: part two

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.

8.37 AM 15 December, 2017

Grants to build a bright future for our volunteers

CFA has launched its $10 million Enhancing Volunteerism Grants Program (EVGP) and is inviting applications from individual brigades as well as joint applications across brigade catchments. 

8.23 AM 15 December, 2017

Christmas lights spark warning

CFA and MFB are urging Victorians to celebrate the festive season safely and avoid firefighters crashing their Christmas.

4.03 PM 14 December, 2017

CFA statement: Incident at Balmoral

11.37 AM 14 December, 2017

How group officers plan for risk

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.

11.00 AM 14 December, 2017

Mt Cottrell recognises OAM recipient Stephen Hirt

There are few people as modest as Order of Australia Medal recipient Stephen Hirt, who was granted this honour in June 2017.

2.40 PM 13 December, 2017

Grange Fire Brigade gives out honours and awards

Grange Fire Brigade recently presented two National Medals to members and honoured a few of their members with service awards at a dinner held at the Blue Malt Restaurant, Hamilton.

1.53 PM 13 December, 2017

Multicultural students meet emergency services

The school-based Next Generation Program program aims to bring together emergency services personnel and young people from a CALD background to increase awareness about the emergency services.

1.44 PM 13 December, 2017

Is your mental health ready for summer?

When we think of the fire season, we think about pre-season briefings, preparedness training, truck inventories and checking our PPC is in good order. 

8.03 AM 13 December, 2017

Total Fire Ban for Mallee and Wimmera

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee and Wimmera regions tomorrow (Wednesday 13 December). 

6.38 PM 12 December, 2017

From the Chief: a week of significant achievements

I’m continually impressed by the huge effort CFA staff and volunteers make every week of the year to protect the lives and property of Victorians. 

12.18 PM 12 December, 2017

Fire restrictions introduced across the state

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 18 December 2017:

10.37 AM 12 December, 2017

Putting a face to PTSD

Hamilton Fire Brigade volunteer Peter Green has a good idea of what the face of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) looks like. 

8.20 AM 12 December, 2017

Lara looks to the future

Lara Fire Station enjoyed a day of food, fun and family entertainment on Sunday 10 December to welcome career firefighters to the community.

12.53 PM 11 December, 2017

Saving the spiny rice-flower

You would think protecting lives and property would be enough on the plate of our members, but brigades in western and central Victoria are also turning their hand at saving critically endangered plant species.

8.28 AM 11 December, 2017
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