In a town that’s only 139 years old, Golden Square Fire Brigade is celebrating 110 years of opening its doors in an event on Sunday 3 November.
Felicity Johnson, a CFA volunteer firefighter of 22 years, has won a national photo competition hosted by the National Rural Women's Coalition.
This is the third year in a row where fire restrictions have commenced earlier than usual in East Gippsland and our pre-season preparations are well underway.
The next two weekends are proving to be the biggest community days of the year, with CFA brigades opening their doors to the public across the state.
At 4pm on Sunday 13 October, the Upper North East technical rescue team performed a rescue operation near the gorge in Beechworth. CFA also took part in seven other technical rescues across the state last weekend.
CFA vehicles travel about 35 million kilometres a year, consuming around four million litres of fuel. This releases more than 10,000 tonnes of greenhouse gas a year.
CFA is once again partnering with Bunnings to help people prepare their properties ahead of the summer season.
Ben Richards, like many CFA members, has joined Mooroopna Fire Station in the hopes of building relationships and learning new skills. The 28 year old also has Down syndrome.
Human-induced climate change is the most likely driver behind Australia’s earlier and longer fire seasons, according to new research by CFA and Bureau of Meteorology researchers.
Volunteers are invited to have their say on the progress of the new Supplementary Alerting Service (SAS) application.