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Macedon Flea Market celebrates 50 years

Next year sees the golden anniversary of Macedon Fire Brigade flea market. With planning well underway for the next one in February, we spoke with brigade Captain Greg Snart to find out more about this long-running event.

9.44 AM 28 August, 2017

CFA Board Communique

The CFA Board had a full agenda for its regular monthly meeting on 21 August 2017. 

9.35 AM 28 August, 2017

Bringing expertise from Canada to CFA

Canadian-based HeartWood Centre for Community Youth Development facilitator Brian Braganza has been engaged by CFA to spend three weeks in September working intensively to enhance CFA’s understanding of effective youth engagement practices and build our capacity to meaningfully engage with younger members.

3.45 PM 25 August, 2017

EMV Pre-season Update 2017-18 now online

This fire season's Pre-season Update is now on our website.

11.39 AM 25 August, 2017

The origins of our peer support program

In 1983, the Ash Wednesday fires engulfed large numbers of coastal, central and eastern regions in Victoria with the tragic loss of 13 firefighters at Upper Beaconsfield. 

10.15 AM 25 August, 2017

CFA Pride funding to bolster inclusion

CFA Pride has been a successful applicant in grant funding from Emergency Management Victoria's Emergency Services Volunteer Sustainability (ESVS) grants program.

9.24 AM 25 August, 2017

Two truck collision in Darley

It is all hands on deck this morning as emergency service crews attended a collision between two semi-trailers in Darley.

8.53 AM 25 August, 2017

Death of Mt Taylor's Alan Stuart

Mt Taylor Fire Brigade stalwart Alan Stuart passed away in mid-August.

4.44 PM 24 August, 2017

CEO named in Victoria’s top 50 public sector women

CFA CEO Frances Diver has been named in the prestigious Top 50 Public Sector Women (Victoria) list.

4.32 PM 23 August, 2017

EMR reunion in Hallam

It was a heartfelt reunion at the Hallam Fire Station on Sunday (13 August) when CFA firefighters hosted a BBQ for a patient whose life they helped save back in 2015.

4.19 PM 23 August, 2017

New start for Gapsted Fire Brigade

It’s hard to believe that just two years ago, Gapsted Fire Brigade was experiencing trying times.

1.50 PM 23 August, 2017

Ammonia leak in Cobden

Update 10.07pm: The incident was called under control at 10pm (22 August).

9.37 PM 22 August, 2017

House fire in Upper Ferntree Gully

At 5.30pm this evening (22 August) CFA crews were called to the scene of a house fire on Salisbury Street, Upper Ferntree Gully.

6.55 PM 22 August, 2017

Early morning house fire in Myrtleford

CFA were called to a house fire in Myrtleford yesterday morning (Monday 21 August) after a fire broke out just before 1.00am.

12.53 PM 22 August, 2017

Early morning unit fire in Warrenheip

In the early hours of this morning (22 August) five CFA crews were called to the scene of a unit fire on Mahars Road in Warrenheip.

11.55 AM 22 August, 2017

The final countdown – Blood Challenge 2017

CFA and VicPol are in the race for the highest donations nationally.

2.35 PM 21 August, 2017

Perfect conditions for seasonal volunteering

With a population of about 100 in summer but up to 8000 on a perfect winter day, Mt Hotham-Dinner Plain Fire Brigade needs an innovative volunteering model.

11.34 AM 21 August, 2017

Smouldering ash sparks fire in Teesdale

Earlier in the month, a Teesdale family had a timely reminder about the importance of properly disposing of ashes from their fire place, when their deck caught fire after ash discarded several days earlier reignited.   

11.02 AM 21 August, 2017

Bendigo aerial appliance to the rescue

Dale Stemmer, Senior Station Officer at Bendigo Fire Brigade knows how distressing pet rescues can be for owners.

8.01 AM 20 August, 2017

Rounding up funds at Casterton Kelpie Muster

For 20 years, the population of Casterton has jumped from 2000 to at least 8000 humans and 1000 dogs each Queen’s Birthday long weekend for the Casterton Kelpie Muster.

2.17 PM 18 August, 2017
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