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R U OK DAY 2017

R U OK? DAY falls on Thursday 14 September 2017. It’s a national day of action to inspire all Australians to ask family, friends and colleagues, “Are you ok?” By regularly reaching out to one another and having open and honest conversations, we can help create and build on connections to reduce suicide rates.

10.39 AM 1 September, 2017

David’s 60 years to CFA

It was no average start to the Sunbury monthly brigade meeting on Monday 14 August.

10.20 AM 1 September, 2017

CFA Open Days ready to roll

Hundreds of CFA fire brigades will open their doors to the public over the next three months, giving the community a chance to get to know their local brigade. 

9.12 AM 1 September, 2017

Euroa celebrates 125 years of service

There were three days of celebrations in June to commemorate 125 years by one of the region’s strongest and most highly-respected fire brigades.

8.15 AM 1 September, 2017

Bairnsdale brigade excels in community engagement

As well as dedicating their time to fighting fires, the Bairnsdale Fire Brigade has a long proud history of community engagement, dating back to its origins 138 years ago. 

11.21 AM 31 August, 2017

New Hazardous Tree Awareness information package

The release of the new Hazardous Tree Awareness information package ensures brigade awareness and understanding of the joint standard operating procedure (JSOP) J8.03 Tree Hazard – Bushfire Response.

10.07 AM 31 August, 2017

Dryer sparks reminder on working smoke alarms

On Saturday 19 August, 16 CFA firefighters worked tirelessly to contain a house fire that tore through a property in Mount Eliza.

9.51 AM 31 August, 2017

Triple response from Wyatt

For Port Albert Second Lieutenant and Junior Leader Wyatt Kilgower, the love of volunteering has generated yet more volunteering. 

9.30 AM 31 August, 2017

Narre Warren house fire

Firefighters were called to a house fire that broke out in Cottonwood Court, Narre Warren last night.

9.30 AM 31 August, 2017

Traditional Burning Learning in Gobur and Merrijig

Amid rain, hail and sleet, a dedicated and passionate collection of community members, CFA members and Aboriginal Taungurung Traditional Owners gathered in Gobur, near Yea and in Merrijig, near Mansfield on August 18 and 21, to learn more about traditional Aboriginal burning practice and techniques. 

3.33 PM 30 August, 2017

Red Cliffs' Presentation Lunch

On Sunday 27 August, Red Cliffs held their annual presentation family luncheon.

3.23 PM 30 August, 2017

Preserving fire services history

Members of CFA and the broader community interested in restoring old firefighting equipment and trucks are welcome to join the Central Victorian Fire Services Preservation Society (CVFSPS).

10.04 AM 30 August, 2017

Update on preparations for fire season

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington has a brief message about our statewide preparations for the summer season and an update on the proposed fire services reform.

6.26 PM 29 August, 2017

CFA Get Moving Physical Activity Challenge 2017

It’s time to slip on your sneakers and prepare yourself for this year’s annual Get Moving Challenge!

3.59 PM 29 August, 2017

Footy fever after hot Canadian summer

On Saturday (26 August) CFA firey Wayne Rigg and his partner were invited to attend the AFL Round 23 match which saw Collinwood battling Melbourne at the MCG.

1.22 PM 29 August, 2017

Register your brigade Open Day now

CFA brigades across the state are once again encouraged to open their doors to the community between September and December and participate in CFA’s 2017 Open Day program.

1.20 PM 29 August, 2017

Female CFA duo recognised with top awards

More than 150 guests attended the annual Epping Fire Brigade dinner and awards night on Friday, 11 August which recognised the ongoing contributions made by brigade members.

9.26 AM 29 August, 2017

Protecting lives for 60 years

A 77-year-old Colac firefighter’s family still worries every time his pager goes off despite his 60 years of firefighting experience.

8.34 AM 29 August, 2017

All for one at Malmsbury

When the Malmsbury Youth Justice Centre (YJC) opened a high security unit in 2015 with 45 beds for men aged 18 to 21 years, the number of annual turnouts for Malmsbury dramatically increased from an average of 50 to about 160. 

8.26 AM 29 August, 2017

At 92, Bob’s still pitching in with CFA

Bob Adams has been a member of CFA for almost 80 years, fighting his first fire at just 14 years old.

12.50 PM 28 August, 2017
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