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South East Community Bushfire Connection Program

CFA has been working closely with community members, Forest Fire Management, Parks Victoria, Latrobe City Council and Federation University Australia to develop and deliver the Community Bushfire Connection program within the Latrobe Valley in November 2017.

1.27 PM 19 October, 2017

CFA assists in fighting Northern California fires

Seven CFA firefighters were among a contingent of 33 Victorian emergency management personnel deployed today to assist in managing the devastating fires in Northern California.

4.17 PM 18 October, 2017

Challenge applications extended

Applications for the Challenge 2018 program have been extended to Friday, 3 November. 

4.15 PM 18 October, 2017

CFA committed to a safe environment

As you may be aware, Fairfax is today reporting on the findings of a CFA survey. This relates to an interim report on the results of an internal survey that was carried out among professional, technical and administrative staff in May 2016.

4.32 PM 17 October, 2017

Transcript ABC interview Tuesday, 17 October

Transcript of CFA Chief Executive Officer Frances Diver's radio interview with the ABC’s Jon Faine on Tuesday, 17 October. 

12.25 PM 17 October, 2017

D14 ex-Captains and 1st Lieutenants Dinner

On 2 October, District 14 hosted a Recognition and Appreciation dinner for past Captains and 1st Lieutenants from Integrated Brigades (IBs).

10.12 AM 17 October, 2017

KIAP in Action short film launch

On a chilly Sunday morning in Merrijig participants of the North East Region Community Engagement Forum were the first to see CFA’s new short film, KIAP in Action.

4.41 PM 16 October, 2017

CFA celebrates Rural Women's Day

Yesterday (15 October) was International day of Rural Women, and CFA celebrated this great opportunity by highlighting the achievements of Gippsland volunteer Stephanie Montague.

1.49 PM 16 October, 2017

Training to become a bushfire investigator

On Sunday 15 October 2017, seven CFA members attended the VEMTC Huntly Campus to begin their training as bushfire investigators.

12.08 PM 16 October, 2017

Reduce risks and save time

Want to know how to reduce your risk of having a road accident and improve your work life balance, all from the comfort of your own home or office?

11.25 AM 16 October, 2017

Pat inspires women in rural Victoria

As a farmer in rural Victoria and a CFA volunteer, Pat Bigham has been caring for the land and helping others for a number of years which is what International Day of Rural Women is all about.

6.24 PM 15 October, 2017

Funding boost for CFA

Today the Victorian Government announced significant funding to enable CFA to continue its vital work and deliver better training, support and equipment for staff and volunteers across Victoria.

3.34 PM 13 October, 2017

Tana Wilson - CFA Peer Support

This week CFA celebrates Seniors Week by recognising the important role that seniors play in the community.  

10.16 AM 13 October, 2017

Wellbeing apps

The use of mobile and computer apps which aid in mental health promotion, awareness and support is growing exponentially as mental health professionals and organisations increasingly realise the usefulness of this popular technology as a tool to enhance wellbeing.

9.23 AM 13 October, 2017

Steps to having a mental health conversation

There are moments when it can feel as though talking to someone about their feelings can seem hard. But keeping silent could make it even worse for yourself and others. You don’t have to go through this alone, support from friends, colleagues, family or a health professional can help.

5.08 PM 12 October, 2017

Funding boost for Kyneton CFA firefighters

CFA brigades in Kyneton and surrounding areas have received a $110,000 funding boost from the Andrews Labor Government to help them protect local communities.

3.58 PM 12 October, 2017

District 12 acknowledges the Taungurung community

On 5 October, District 12 held an event to acknowledge and build relationships with the Taungurung community by renaming its two meeting rooms with Wurrung language words. 

10.54 AM 12 October, 2017

Stress management and self care

Following on from our previous posts for Mental Health Week, today we would like to share some techniques around stress management and the importance of self-care.

3.12 PM 11 October, 2017

High angle rescue in Greensborough

At 10.25am yesterday (10 October) CFA crews were called to Ballandry Court in Greensborough to assist with a high angle rescue.

11.18 AM 11 October, 2017

Chief Officer awarded CFA’s Life Membership Medal

Chief Officer Steve Warrington has been recognised for his service to the Country Fire Authority, awarded a CFA Life Membership Medal for his contribution and dedication to the organisation. 

6.00 PM 10 October, 2017
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