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Junior service: changes to CFA service awards

The CFA Honours & Awards Committee and the CFA Chair are pleased to advise the formal approval to have Junior service retrospectively recognised in total length of service for the purposes of the CFA Service and Life Membership awards.

2.37 PM 30 March, 2017

People and Culture in the field

Late last year the CFA People & Culture Directorate introduced five Human Resource Business Partners (HRBPs), one for each region, to improve access to assistance for CFA staff and volunteers in regional areas.

1.59 PM 30 March, 2017

Animals and Emergencies Mini Forum

The Animals and Emergencies Mini Forum, run in conjunction with Macclesfield Disaster Recovery Group (MDRG), Macclesfield CFA and the local Landcare Group, was held for local animal owners to find out how to plan and prepare for their animals both before and after a serious event, the consequences of not preparing and the impacts of fire and stress on animals.

12.36 PM 30 March, 2017

State program supporting community initiatives

CFA’s 2016-17 Summer Fire Safety Local Initiatives program has once again supported brigades and community organisations to deliver localised summer fire safety activities across Victoria this summer.

11.28 AM 30 March, 2017

Home destroyed in Laanecoorie

CFA firefighters battled a house fire in Laanecoorie last night (30 March).

11.26 AM 30 March, 2017

Bold performance in the name of bushfire safety

As part of CFA’s 2016-17 Summer Fire Safety Initiative the children at Toora Primary School have slipped on their dancing shoes in the name of bushfire safety.

11.13 AM 30 March, 2017

Dodgy fundraisers calling for donations

CFA is calling on residents to keep an eye out for rogue fundraisers who are contacting residents for donations to buy equipment for those affected by cyclone Debbie in Queensland.

11.00 AM 30 March, 2017

CFA lunch boxes ready to roll out

It’s that time of year when preparations for the coolest lunch box in town are underway.

8.38 AM 30 March, 2017

Plantations manager keeps her hands dirty

Ruth Ryan oversees the fire response and protection of assets across 240,000 hectares of Victoria.

1.16 PM 29 March, 2017

Second retirement of John McLeod

Following his 80th birthday and days of celebrations, John McLeod has stepped down as the coordinator of discipline, the torchlight parade and the inspecting officers on the track at the State Urban Senior Champs.

9.53 AM 29 March, 2017

Faces of CFA: Manaia O'Donnell

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.

8.35 AM 29 March, 2017

Appointment of Chief Officer

The Chair of the Country Fire Authority, Mr Greg Smith AM, has today announced the appointment of Mr Steve Warrington as Chief Officer.

1.26 PM 28 March, 2017

Fire restrictions finishing

The Fire Danger Period will finish for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 3 April 2017:

9.44 AM 28 March, 2017

Our youngest peer talks wellbeing

At only 26 years of age, Tim Rogers is already a veteran peer. Now in his sixth year, he is also the District 15 Deputy Peer Coordinator.

8.57 PM 27 March, 2017

CFA Board communique

The CFA Board led its regular monthly meeting on Wednesday, 22 March 2017.  

10.01 AM 27 March, 2017

Fun Run for the Kids on 9 April

CFA will this year be entering a team in the Run for the Kids event on Sunday 9 April.

8.38 AM 27 March, 2017

Chirnside Park and MFB 26 working together.

Chirnside Park Fire Brigade visited MFB 26 (Croydon) Fire Station, C Platoon for its weekly Brigade training session on Wednesday 22/03/17.

9.38 AM 24 March, 2017

Training on the analysis of fire scene evidence

CFA Fire Investigators had the opportunity to attend the latest Victorian Association of Fire Investigators (VAFI) training session which was held on Wednesday 22 March 2017.

5.17 AM 24 March, 2017

CFA members rescue puppy from house fire

Quick thinking CFA members have come to the rescue of a puppy while attending a house fire in Leongatha on Saturday, March 18.

3.43 PM 23 March, 2017

Engaging CALD communities

What is CALD? CALD stands for cultural and linguistic diversity and refers to people who identify as having a specific cultural or linguistic connection. The connection may be due to a person’s place of birth, ancestry, ethnic origin, religious beliefs or language(s) spoken at home. This includes people who identify as part of the deaf community.

3.07 PM 23 March, 2017
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