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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

Fire restrictions announced for South West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 11 December 2017:

3.13 PM 6 December, 2017

CFA will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington outlines why he is adamant CFA will not tolerate inappropriate behaviour.  

2.35 PM 6 December, 2017

Transcript: CEO Frances Diver on 3AW

Transcript of CFA Chief Executive Officer Frances Diver interview with 3AW’s Neil Mitchell on Wednesday, 6 December. 

11.11 AM 6 December, 2017

Research highlights gaps in fire safety knowledge

To understand how people living in high-risk areas view their bushfire risk and how well prepared they feel, CFA has carried out post-season community surveys in bushfire-prone areas since 2009.

4.27 PM 5 December, 2017

Trial of wireless intercom systems

With the heat, smoke and noise during bushfires, communications on the fireground remain a key issue.

8.31 AM 5 December, 2017

Christmas shopping with Emergency Memberlink

Make Christmas 2017 the most memorable yet and give your family and friends a gift you know they’ll love.

9.39 AM 4 December, 2017

Maiden Gully community welcomes a pumper

While the handover of a fire truck is a pretty good day for any community, Sunday 26 November was something special in Maiden Gully.

8.15 PM 3 December, 2017

2018 Australia Day Parade - EOI

Once again, CFA will participate in the Australia Day Parade in Melbourne’s CBD. 

4.53 PM 1 December, 2017

Vehicle accident in Bayswater

*UPDATED AS OF 10.40am*

10.27 AM 1 December, 2017

Board communique

The CFA Board held its regular monthly meeting on 20 November 2017.

9.31 AM 30 November, 2017
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