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AFSM recipient encourages fresh nominations

Fifteen years of commitment to CFA’s Peer Support Program and even longer as a volunteer firefighter saw Lesley Read honoured with an Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) earlier this year.

5 Oct 2021

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The evolution of CFA's burn camps

Burn camps have been an important part of CFA for a number of years, delivering crucial training opportunities for volunteers throughout the state.

4 Oct 2021

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Crews overcome tough conditions to free trapped driver

A strong inter-agency response and new rescue tools helped free a trapped driver from a vehicle during a highly complex rescue operation in Dromana on Thursday afternoon, 30 September.

1 Oct 2021

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Donations make a big impact on smaller brigades

The District Pick List Program, made possible through the generous donations to CFA following the 2019-20 fire season, has had a positive impact on most of our brigades.

1 Oct 2021

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Koondrook CFA help out interstate colleagues

CFA crews from Koondrook and Murrabit worked side-by-side with their Rural Fire Service (RFS NSW) colleagues at an out of control burn off in Barham at around 6.30pm on 26 September.

1 Oct 2021

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Grain growers give generously to CFA

Farmers across the country have opted for their surplus grain to be turned into a generous donation for Victoria’s volunteer firefighters.

30 Sep 2021

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The future of predictive services

Bushfire simulation models and other predictive tools are increasingly used to inform operational and planning decisions and trained fire behaviour analysts (FBANs) provide a range of operational deci ...

29 Sep 2021

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Warneet-Blind Bight brigade in-step for community fundraiser

Motivated by keeping active and staying connected to their community through lockdown, members of Warneet-Blind Bight Fire Brigade are taking on a step challenge and turning it into a brigade fundrais ...

29 Sep 2021

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Steps, stubby holders and batteries raise funds for mental health

Hillcrest Fire Brigade’s Rochelle Poulton is doing more than just hitting the stairs for the Firefighter Stair Climb this month – she is also raising funds for Post-Traumatic Stress Injury (PTSI), dep ...

28 Sep 2021

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Statement from CEO and Chief Officer

You may have seen the campaign launched yesterday by the United Firefighters Union (UFU) outlining the skills and attributes of career firefighters and inviting the community to check if they are in a ...

28 Sep 2021

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