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A new face for District 2

Name: Tim Wells (and son of well-known Axe Creek & volunteer driving instructor John Wells) Position:  Acting Operations Officer How long have you been with the CFA?   27 years What do you enjoy most about being part of the CFA?   The people and the teamwork What is your favourite movie?   Burn After Reading Where did you go on you last holiday?   Istanbul to Paris by bicycle! Who do you follow in the AFL/NRL?   Hawthorn… but I seem to be one of the only people within CFA that doesn’t really follow the footy What’s one of the items on your Bucket List?   Visit Ningaloo Reef, West Australia

3.07 PM 6 March, 2017

Acheron’s first female firey

As part of International Women’s Day, CFA is celebrating some of its incredible members throughout the week.

3.00 PM 6 March, 2017

Good Friday Appeal 2017

The Good Friday Appeal for 2017 was officially launched today at the Royal Children’s Hospital.

3.31 PM 3 March, 2017

CFA and MFB fireys switch stations

Firefighters from CFA and MFB will be swapping helmets today to mark the start of their 12-month secondment program. 

2.28 PM 3 March, 2017

Works underway at Wattle Glen

A sod-turning ceremony on Wednesday, 1 March, has marked the start of construction on the Wattle Glen Fire Station extension.

12.33 PM 2 March, 2017

Blaze destroys factory in Corio

On Tuesday evening (28 February) CFA crews were called to a fire which destroyed a factory in Corio.

12.11 PM 2 March, 2017

Inspirational women share their stories

The annual ICMI Women in Leadership showcase returned to Melbourne this year and certainly didn't disappoint, with all four highly-regarded speakers sharing their informative - and at times, emotional - stories with the captive audience.

3.57 PM 1 March, 2017

International Women’s Day Wednesday 8 March

As Chief Officer I take seriously the need for CFA to be an inclusive organisation.  We all have a role in supporting diversity and ensuring our organisation is a safe and welcoming environment for women.

1.02 PM 1 March, 2017

Heywood Wood, Wine & Roses Festival

“Safer Together” was definitely the theme at this year’s Heywood Wood Wine & Roses Festival.

12.28 PM 1 March, 2017

Australia Day Parade 2017

Once again, CFA and Coastguard Staff and Volunteers participated in the Australia Day Parade which was held on Thursday 26 January 2017 along Swanston Street and culminating at the Domain Gardens, just off of St Kilda Road.

11.56 AM 1 March, 2017

Faces of CFA: Hayden Allen

What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.

9.29 AM 1 March, 2017

Ammonia leak in Chelsea Heights dairy

CFA crews are preparing for a long night as they manage a hazmat incident in Chelsea Heights that resulted in the closure of two major roads.

9.08 PM 28 February, 2017

Dandenong South factory fire

Firefighters battled a large fire at a car recycling plant in Dandenong South this afternoon (28 February).

4.57 PM 28 February, 2017

Shed fire in Mambourin

Dark clouds of smoke covered the sky around Little River yesterday (27 February) as CFA crews battled a large shed fire. 

3.10 PM 28 February, 2017

Help for Dairy success

Brucknell/Ayrford brigade located in District 6 was asked to be part of the ‘Help for Dairy’ initiative. 

1.55 PM 28 February, 2017

Gone fishin’, gone firefightin’

The fire danger index was low and Bonegilla Captain Brian Church headed out with his friend Dick Osmand at 6am to fish on Lake Hume.

3.19 PM 27 February, 2017

Red hot wheels for brave little Keith

On Wednesday 15 February, little Keith Basset was busy testing his skills on his brand new bike when his calf became wedged between the pedal and crank.

2.40 PM 27 February, 2017

Celebrate, take action and #BeBold

A ‘Be Bold Breakfast’ hosted by CFA, in celebration of International Women’s Day, will be held this year in Cohuna, with a free breakfast kindly cooked by the Cohuna Men’s Shed.

2.33 PM 27 February, 2017

Walk off the War Within challenge

CFA and other emergency service responders, Australian Defence Force personnel and the community will walk around Victoria Park in Ballarat on Saturday 22 April to raise awareness of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

11.01 AM 27 February, 2017

Trentham FB thanks Lyonville community

Thank you to the Lyonville community.

10.03 AM 26 February, 2017
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