News & Media

Latest News

PTSD: Ray of light in dark times

For years, Ray Carman had a hellish showreel running through his head featuring the graphic lowlights of his life as a Horsham Fire Brigade member and tow truck driver. The images of death and destruction were often on high rotation in the early hours of the morning as he lay awake.

9.23 PM 12 June, 2017

Lucky escape for Cisco the horse

Cisco the horse found himself in deep trouble in Sunbury, yesterday afternoon (10 June).

6.20 PM 11 June, 2017

Warren Curry, AFSM

Warren Curry is not only a highly accomplished painter; he is also a dedicated and highly praised CFA member.

4.41 PM 9 June, 2017

Allan Cracknell, AFSM

A passionate man who dedicates his life to CFA has received an Australian Fire Services Medal (AFSM) as part of the Queen’s Birthday Honours today.

4.39 PM 9 June, 2017

Chief Officer Steve Warrington, AFSM

Starting at Chelsea Fire Brigade in 1978 as a volunteer, Steve Warrington has risen up the CFA ranks to become our Chief Officer and, now, a proud recipient of the AFSM.

4.38 PM 9 June, 2017

Lance King, AFSM

Lance King is CFA volunteer life member with over 40 years’ service. He joined CFA in 1977 after previously being a junior member and his passion for serving the community has grown ever since.

4.36 PM 9 June, 2017

CFA Juniors to compete in national Championships

CFA Junior members are set to battle it out with the best at the Australian Fire Cadet Championships in NSW this September. Do you have what it takes? Apply now!

3.55 PM 9 June, 2017

2017 CFA-SES Regional Community Engagement Forums

This year each region will host a Regional Forum, and the State Community Engagement Forum can be expected to return in 2018.

3.52 PM 9 June, 2017

Tom’s focus on half the sky

At 76 years of age, married to Cecily for 51 years and with four children and seven grandchildren, Tom Dumaresq has come to the conclusion that “the saviour of the world is women”.

11.27 AM 9 June, 2017

Musical candle safety warning

The Director of Consumer Affairs Victoria has issued a Public Warning Notice to consumers under section 228 of the Australian Consumer Law & Fair Trading Act 2012, regarding a specific design of 'Happy birthday to you" novelty musical candles.

2.57 PM 8 June, 2017

Firefighting ultra-heavy tanker test

A New South Wales Rural Fire Service 9000-litre heavy tanker with firefighting capacity was trialled south of the border, with great success, last summer.

12.28 PM 8 June, 2017

Learning together through planned burning

Staff from CFA’s Vegetation Management and Planned Burning Programs and Department of Environment, Land, Water & Planning (DELWP) East Central Risk Landscape team ventured interstate recently to see how complex inter-agency planned burns are carried out on Sydney’s National Heritage listed North Head near Manly.

12.11 PM 7 June, 2017

Central Victoria Fire Service Preservation Society

The society is made up of people from CFA and the community who want to restore old firefigthing equipment and trucks.

11.56 AM 7 June, 2017

Faces of CFA: Wendy Pearce

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.

11.32 AM 7 June, 2017

Sky high skills put to the test

CFA led a multi-agency training exercise at Simonds Stadium’s light towers to heighten their rescue skills.

11.32 AM 7 June, 2017

From the CO - fire services reform

I'd like to clarify my comments regarding fire services reform in the media today.

10.38 AM 7 June, 2017

Assessing brigade viability

For many years, we’ve measured the health of brigades by focusing on operational preparedness and response. But, as we develop our understanding of risk, we know it’s much more than that.

9.19 AM 7 June, 2017

How toxic plume modelling helps incident response

In Victoria, CFA is leading the development of a toxic plume modelling capability to predict the downwind dispersion of chemicals and smoke from incidents.

7.59 AM 7 June, 2017

Message from the CEO - Fire services reform update

It has now been more than two weeks since the Premier announced proposed reforms to fire services in Victoria.

3.30 PM 6 June, 2017

Teaching kids fire safety in Gippsland

Nambrok-Denison Primary School held a Community Day which included VicPol, RAV, Department of Sustainablity, and local agricultural businesses. CFA members from Nambrok and the community education team also took part.

11.41 AM 6 June, 2017
Page 5 of 288