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Media contact details
Phone: 1300 CFA MED(IA) (1300 232 633)
Please note: outside business hours, the CFA Media line is diverted to an operational communications team that is also managing emergency incidents on behalf of the organisation. This team can call on a CFA Media on-call person for assistance with other urgent media queries.
During the bushfire season, the media line is often diverted to the State Control Centre when it is activated for major bushfires or high bushfire risk.
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Media accreditation: Information for journalists and news outlets
Fire restrictions to end in Hume region
The Fire Danger Period (FDP) will finish at 1.00am on Monday, 29 March 2021 in the following municipalities in CFA’s District 24, 23, 22 and 12: • Rural City of Wodonga • Mount Hotham Alpine Resort • Shire of Towong • Shire of Alpine • Falls Creek Alpine Resort • Shire of Indigo • Rural City of Wangaratta • Benalla Rural City • Mansfield Shire Council • Mount Buller and Mount Stirling Resort Mana
Fire restrictions end for parts of Wimmera
The Fire Danger Period (FDP) will finish at 1.00am on Monday, 29 March in the following municipalities in CFA’s District 17: • West Wimmera Shire Council (northern part) • Horsham Rural City Council (northern part) • Hindmarsh Shire Council • Yarriambiack Shire Council
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The CFA Media team works closely with media on both proactive and reactive media opportunities and recognises the media as a valuable partner in emergency communication.
We always strive to respond to media queries as quickly as possible and within deadline, and will try to secure suitable spokespeople at state, regional and local levels as required.
CFA Media team members also work in operational support during emergencies, and are often deployed to the State Control Centre or incident control centres throughout the bushfire season and during other Victorian emergencies such as storms or pandemics.
CFA Media manages the media accreditation process for access to bushfires managed by CFA and/or DELWP and other CFA incidents that media may be interested in covering.
Please note that some built-up regional areas previously serviced by CFA career firefighters are now serviced by Fire Rescue Victoria (see FRV Response Areas. Now a fully volunteer firefighting organisation, CFA continues to support FRV at incidents in these areas.