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Volunteer Leaders Forum 2017

CFA volunteers are encouraged to apply to attend the sixth Volunteer Leaders Forum on 29-30 April 2017.

3.11 PM 21 February, 2017

Bushfire prevention partnership still delivering

A proactive bushfire prevention partnership developed between CFA and Gippsland Community Correctional Services - Community Work Program continues to deliver results across the community.

12.13 PM 21 February, 2017

CFA helps farmers in need

CFA has delivered dozens of boxes of food to the Lions Club as part of their ‘Need for feed’ campaign to help struggling dairy farmers in Gippsland.

12.19 PM 20 February, 2017

Juniors to test skills at State Championships

CFA’s junior members have been training hard in preparation to showcase their skills at the Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria Junior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships in Tatura on 25-26 February.

3.39 PM 17 February, 2017

CFA features in round one of grants

CFA operational equipment, community education, training and development and maintenance projects will be funded thanks to the first round of emergency volunteer grants announced this week.

1.50 PM 17 February, 2017

Maiden Gully’s Towards 2025 Project

In 2015, Maiden Gully Fire Brigade reviewed the infrastructure needed to adequately support its community into the future.

10.22 AM 17 February, 2017

From the CO – Mark Reid, retired Regional Director

It is with a heavy heart and a degree of shock that I inform you that Mark Reid, recently retired Gippsland Regional Director, has passed away.

9.44 AM 17 February, 2017

Statement on use of camera at fire station

We have today stood aside a senior member pending a full investigation into the unauthorised use of a security camera in one of our stations.

1.51 PM 16 February, 2017

Reflecting on Ash Wednesday

Today (16 February) marks the anniversary of the Ash Wednesday fires in 1983. 

12.08 PM 16 February, 2017

Remembering Ash Wednesday

Today marks the anniversary of the Ash Wednesday bushfires, on 16 February 1983. 

10.11 AM 16 February, 2017

The original firebomber

Victorian pilot Keith Davidson’s life in the air and on the air base is pioneering stuff.

4.31 PM 15 February, 2017

Dromana hits $300,000 in Ritchies donations

Dromana Fire Brigade recently notched up more than $300,000 in donations via the Ritchies Community Benefit Program – making it the highest individual CFA brigade recipient of the local community fundraising program.

2.41 PM 15 February, 2017

Tools to help emergency managers under pressure

How can incident management teams function to the best of their ability in challenging and high stakes environments?

12.39 PM 15 February, 2017

Faces of CFA: Jesse Templeton

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.

9.29 AM 15 February, 2017

Research driving change at the CRC

There is lots of news to kick off the first Hazard News by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC for 2017.

4.31 PM 14 February, 2017

Total Fire Bans on Wednesday

A Total Fire Ban has been declared in the Wimmera, South West and Central fire weather districts for tomorrow, Wednesday, 15 February.

4.23 PM 14 February, 2017

Captain Koala is looking for love

CFA’s Captain Koala braved the big smoke looking for love this Valentine’s Day.

11.45 AM 14 February, 2017

Ash Wednesday Bushfire Education Centre, Cockatoo

Built in 1977 by Cardinia Shire Council, the building at 2 McBride Street, Cockatoo was a Kindergarten until 2005.

9.06 AM 14 February, 2017

Fire chaser

Last night at Malmsbury Fire Brigade training, we were joined by members from surrounding brigades including Kyneton, Taradale, Benloch and Kyneton Group to glimpse the future of firefighting.

5.57 PM 13 February, 2017

Western Districts fires 40 year anniversary

The Sun News-Pictorial emblazoned their cover with a photo of devastation in the township of Streatham and called 12 February 1977 “the day the west caught fire”.

9.08 AM 13 February, 2017
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