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Funding boost for Shepparton

CFA volunteers in the Greater Shepparton region will receive a $125,000 funding boost, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

1.33 PM 26 April, 2017

South Warrandyte officially opens

The brand new, integrated South Warrandyte Fire Station officially opened on 24 April. 

10.43 AM 26 April, 2017

Stephanie an Inspire Award nominee

Stephanie Habibis is one of those elite CFA members who has been part of a brigade since the day she was born. With Mum Niki the captain of St-Leonard – Indented Head for 12 years, Stephanie has always been included.

10.13 AM 26 April, 2017

Faces of CFA: Kathleen Brown

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.

9.15 AM 26 April, 2017

Nominate for the 2017 Victorian Senior of the Year

The Victorian Senior of the Year Awards acknowledge older Victorians who volunteer to assist, support and encourage others in their communities.

8.30 AM 26 April, 2017

Burn off in Ballarat East

Residents around Ballarat East and neighbouring areas may see smoke this afternoon as CFA conducts a planned burn along Turpie Street.

4.49 PM 24 April, 2017

CO's ANZAC Day message

There has always been a strong relationship between firefighters and the Australian Defence Force.

4.35 PM 24 April, 2017

Willaura celebrates a milestone

On 22 and 23 April, Willaura Fire Brigade celebrated its centenary with a dinner and open day.

3.08 PM 24 April, 2017

New South Warrandyte Fire Station opens

A new fire station for South Warrandyte was officially opened by Emergency Services Minister James Merlino today.

10.01 AM 24 April, 2017

Inspire Award nominee makes a difference

Being a Juniors leader, cleaning the station, buying food and drinks, making lunch and snacks, fundraising, being on the Santa Run … You name a support role and Greendale member Robyn McKean has been in on it.

9.45 PM 23 April, 2017

Chicken shop fire in Dromana

CFA firefighters contained a fire to an oven in a chicken shop on Point Nepean Rd, Dromana overnight. 

9.16 AM 23 April, 2017

Two escape Benalla unit fire

A smoke alarm alerted two people to fire starting in the lounge room of their unit on Bridge St, Benalla around 2.15am today (22 April).

8.11 AM 22 April, 2017

Photo competition – enter now!

A picture is worth a thousand words. It’s an expression that goes back to the early 1900s, but is as relevant today as it was then – maybe even more so.

2.18 PM 21 April, 2017

Latest from Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC

There is plenty happening at the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC, with all the latest news covered in Hazard News.

11.52 AM 21 April, 2017

Captain Koala Honorary Firefighter

The 4 April edition of the Ballarat Courier saluted “Young Boy’s Timely Fire Call” when a five-year-old boy and his brother, who were playing in their cubbyhouse, spotted smoke at the school and alerted their father who rang Triple Zero (000).

11.44 AM 21 April, 2017

Walk Off the War Within event this Saturday

CFA, emergency service responders, Australian Defence Force personnel and the community are walking around Victoria Park in Ballarat this Saturday, 22 April, to raise awareness of depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

4.27 PM 20 April, 2017

Nominations open for MCG Parade of Honour

As part of National Volunteer Week, CFA is offering its volunteers the opportunity to be part of the AFL Country Game pre-match celebrations at the MCG.

4.33 PM 19 April, 2017

The changing landscape of volunteering

As our way of life changes, the way we volunteer is changing too, presenting both challenges and opportunities for emergency service organisations.

4.08 PM 19 April, 2017

Marine response: what is it?

It’s the local understanding built up over the years. The knowledge and experience between the coast guard and the fire brigade provide an understanding of how to best work together.

3.09 PM 19 April, 2017

Whiteheads Creek brigade art expo raises $4200

On Thursday evening 13 April, Whiteheads Creek Fire Brigade opened its doors to the public for an exhibition of works by local artists.

1.52 PM 19 April, 2017
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