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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

Jono claims double medal glory

CFA’s Jono Gawthrop trumped the competition to win not one but two gold medals at the Police and Emergency Services Games.

9.39 AM 19 April, 2017

Faces of CFA: Adam Thompson

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.

9.22 AM 19 April, 2017

Demolition works pave way for new CFA station

Edithvale is a step closer to receiving a new CFA station, thanks to the Andrews Labor Government.

2.35 PM 18 April, 2017

Dick digging his new direction

Late 2013 and Fentons Creek Captain Dick Stephenson was cleaning the fire station in preparation for the official handover of their new tanker when he “didn’t feel right; the back of my head wasn’t right”.

1.52 PM 18 April, 2017

Construction phase begins for Edithvale brigade

Last week the Deputy Premier and Minister for Emergency Services, Hon James Merlino, took to a sledge hammer to physically start the demolition of the current Fire Station and neighbouring house to start the construction phase of the new Edithvale Fire Station.

11.15 AM 18 April, 2017

Jimmy’s Good Friday Appeal journey

CFA life member Jimmy Rankin is as passionate as they come when it comes to the Good Friday Appeal, and has more than 50 years of service to the Royal Children’s Hospital (RCH) Appeal.

8.01 AM 15 April, 2017

CFA raises $1.7m for GFA

CFA members have raised and collected more than $1.7 million for the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

7.58 AM 15 April, 2017

Daniel’s support for GFA

A firefighter from Dandenong is committed to shedding light on the great work performed by The Royal Children’s Hospital.

12.53 PM 14 April, 2017

House destroyed in Heyfield

CFA firefighters were called to an early morning house fire in Heyfield today, 13 April.

2.30 PM 13 April, 2017

Kids Day Out... come on down and say hello

Tomorrow, on Good Friday, CFA will be actively involved in the Kids’ Day Out festival at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.

12.49 PM 13 April, 2017
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