CFA firefighters from Heyfield conducted a planned burn in open woodland and grassland vegetation on Saturday, 5 December 2020.
CFA and Forest Fire Management Victoria (FFMVic) are introducing fire restrictions for all Gippsland Municipalities, starting from 1.00 am on Monday 14 December 2020 and continuing until 1 May 2021 unless stated otherwise.
The Fire Danger Period will begin at 01.00am on Monday, 14 December 2020 for the following municipalities in CFA’s South West Region: • Corangamite Shire • Colac-Otway Shire
Fire investigators are trying to discover what caused the fire which destroyed part of the Puckapunyal Primary School last Sunday afternoon.
CFA’s Level 3 incident controllers often say no two jobs are the same. We asked two incident controllers, who are also volunteer firefighters, to share their experiences.
Today, 5 December, is International Volunteer Day, recognising selfless volunteers all over the world for the valuable contribution they make to their communities.
A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee and Wimmera fire districts for tomorrow, Saturday 5 December 2020.
CFA continues to support 16 Days of activism which aims to increase awareness of gender-based violence and discrimination in all spheres.
The Fire Danger Period will begin at 01.00am on Monday, 14 December 2020 for the following municipalities in District 16 in CFA’s West Region: • Ararat Rural City – remainder (South) • Pyrenees Shire Council – remainder (South)
A recent spike in fires caused by farm machinery has prompted CFA to warn farmers to take care when harvesting welcome bumper crops or risk losing it all.
As the state’s south west prepares for strong winds this weekend, CFA has urged residents to take extreme care when burning off or defer until conditions are more suitable.
CFA is committed to being disability inclusive, and our members are well on their way in building their disability confidence.
On 5 December CFA will be celebrating International Volunteer Day (IVD) recognising volunteers worldwide for the contribution they make to their communities.
"The community engagement coordinator (CEC) role has two parts: supporting local brigades in their communities and promoting fire safety messages in the community,” Paul Tangey said.
Circumstances for Bushfire protection exemptions have been updated to simplify planning requirements and improve the ability to manage vegetation.
As part of North West Region's 'Property Preparation' promotion in September, we ran a competition asking for people to enter a photo of their well-prepared property.
Three CFA volunteer firefighters have been officially commended for saving the life of a fellow firefighter a year ago during the NSW fires.
The Victorian Multicultural Commission is supporting emergency service providers to help collate a list of volunteers from different multicultural communities across Victoria to be on standby to record emergency messages if needed.
One of the recommendations from the 2020 Bushfires Royal Commission was the need for a national all-hazard warning system.
Volunteer firefighters who participated in Movember have helped CFA place inside the top ten fundraisers for this year’s First Responder Challenge.