New set of yellows for CFA firefighters

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CFA firefighters can look forward to sporting an upgraded set of their iconic ‘yellows’, following the $10.8 million contract award announcement that will deliver up to 29,000 sets of new generation wildfire Personal Protective Clothing (PPC).


Local Australian manufacturer Stewart & Heaton Clothing will supply the modernised gear to all operational volunteer firefighters across Victoria.

The new PPC is funded as part of the Victorian Government’s $126 million CFA Capability Funding package following fire services reform.

CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan said the new generation wildfire PPC is just another example of how CFA continues to move forward as a modern fire service.

“These exciting new firefighting garments have been designed with a focus on improved safety features and innovation,” he said.

“CFA’s highest priority is its members’ safety, and we are committed to equipping our firefighters with modern protective equipment.”

The new gear will keep CFA’s iconic yellow, but will feature lighter weight materials with improved design functionality and ergonomic performance to ensure out firefighters are more comfortable.

The jackets will feature a new epaulette holder on the chest area, reinforced elbow patches, front top and lower pockets on both sides, pen opening on top pockets, radio pockets along the side seams and microphone loops.

The protective trousers will incorporate new elastic back waistbands with large belt loops, two back pockets, hip and thigh pockets.

The new garments will meet the needs of CFA’s diverse membership with tailored designs for both men and women, ensuring a safe and comfortable fit for all.

The new PPC will be provided to all operational members. Recipients can continue to use their current wildfire PPC in addition to the new garments.

The large-scale staggered rollout of the new generation wildfire PPC will begin in the next few months.


  • Member News imageL-R: Andy Nguyen (Noble Park Fire Brigade volunteer), Simon Stewart (Stewart & Heaton Managing Director), Jaclyn Symes (Minister for Emergency Services), Jason Heffernan (CFA Chief Officer), Michelle Tie (Rowville Fire Brigade volunteer)
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