Woodend Fire Brigade was called out to six lightning and fire-related incidents in just over four hours on Wednesday afternoon (15 January).
Sunday afternoon, 12 January 2020. Imagine this scene: a steep wall of forest dropping sharply to the river opposite the terraced lawns of the Blue Duck Hotel.
CFA volunteers were recognised with a standing ovation and rousing applause at Rod Laver Arena last night at a sold-out special event to raise money for the Victorian Bushfire Disaster Appeal.
Some words that stand out for me over the past seven weeks: safety, community, leadership, teamwork, mateship, resilience, courage, commitment and perseverance.
For the Hardacres, giving back to their community is second nature, so when called upon to aid in the East Gippsland firefight - Darren and his two sons Nathan and Tim answered the call.
Cudgewa Fire Brigade volunteer Barry Byatt was with his fellow volunteers ready to defend his community from the coming fire front when it became clear his property in Colac Colac was under threat.
Emergency Memberlink is a key recognition program that thanks members for their significant contribution and dedication to emergency services.
The CFA Board has expressed its gratitude to the many thousands of CFA volunteers who have been working tirelessly for weeks to protect lives and property in various communities across the state
If you work in high-risk bushfire area, it’s well worth your time to look at CFA’s Bushfire Safety for Workers online training module.
On Wednesday I joined Corryong brigade and members of Corryong Group at the station. It was time for these members to come together, take a breath, and share stories; which was applauded by peer support.
A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for Friday 10th January 2020 for the Mallee, Northern Country, North Central. North East, East Gippsland, West and South Gippsland.
Wonthaggi Fire Brigade members have coordinated the collection of more than 170 pallets of goods and $4,500 worth of gift cards after a short post on the brigade's Facebook page.
Coldstream Fire Brigade recently pushed a donation drive throughout the community and its response was overwhelming.
Kiewa Fire Brigade members joined one of many strike teams battling extreme conditions on 30 and 31 December in the north-east. Captain Aaron Wallace was involved with the strike team and talked about the nights' events.
On Friday 3 January 39 firefighters from the United States were trained to use CFA fire trucks by local volunteers from Darraweit Guim and Kyneton brigades.
Swan Reach has become a new home for emergency service personnel who are continuing to fight fires throughout East Gippsland.
A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for tomorrow, Saturday 4th January 2020 for the Mallee, Northern Country, North Central. North East, East Gippsland, West and South Gippsland.
Over the past couple of weeks, we have seen an outpouring of generosity from the community who want to thank our volunteers and staff and support their firefighting efforts.
Hi everyone. The past few days have resulted in unprecedented scenes along the far east regions of Gippsland and in north-east high country, as fires have impacted many Victorian communities.
It’s Tuesday afternoon, New Years Eve, and I’m inside a crowded community hall filled days earlier by the vulnerable, elderly and young, with other community members and tourists milling about inside and outside the hall.