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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

It’s Christmas time at Doreen

Doreen Fire Brigade members and their families gathered together again to celebrate all that is good in CFA with an informal Sunday Christmas brunch.

6.54 AM 11 December, 2017

Portland attends LGBTI Equality Regional Roadshow

On the eve of Marriage Amendment (Definition and Religious Freedoms) Bill 2017, members fom Portland Fire Brigade attened the LGBTI Equality Regional Roadshow held at the Glenelg Shire offices.

7.20 PM 10 December, 2017

New tools for Maiden Gully brigade

Cam is the Manager of Total Tools Bendigo and lives in Maiden Gully. 

5.13 PM 10 December, 2017

Bushfire investigation course delivered in Tasmania

During October 2017, District 2 Bushfire Instructor Brett Wagstaff and Les Vearing (DELWP State Fire Investigation and Training Coordinator) travelled to Hobart to conduct a bushfire investigation course on behalf of the Tasmanian Fire Service.

7.40 PM 8 December, 2017

Fire Awareness Awards 2017

On Monday 4 December a number of diverse projects were recognised at the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards.

1.25 PM 8 December, 2017

Predicting fire behaviour

As a fire develops, CFA aims to provide the best possible information to communities about the potential impact it may have on them. To achieve this, we need to predict what a fire might do.

10.49 AM 8 December, 2017

Career firefighters start shifts at Lara

Twenty-five career firefighters joined volunteers at Lara Fire Station from today (8 December) to increase capacity to protect life and property in this growing community. 

9.59 AM 8 December, 2017

CFA to build new fire station for Ballarat

Operations at a temporary fire station for career firefighters will go live at 8am on Friday 8 December in Lucas ahead of the completion of a new permanent fire station, expected to be operational next year.

2.26 PM 7 December, 2017

New pumper arrives at Lucas

The first of CFA’s third-generation heavy pumper 2017 has been delivered to the newly-established Lucas Fire Brigade. 

2.15 PM 7 December, 2017

Prototype sand tanker on trial

CFA has produced a prototype sand tanker, which was developed after consultation with stakeholders, and a further five are planned this financial year.

7.55 AM 7 December, 2017
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