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CFA moves to prevent fungus infections from firewood

Last year Glenaladale CFA Captain Rick O’Haire encouraged his long term friend John Hine to share his story.

 2.54 PM 28 February, 2018

Latest response time data released

CFA has today published response time data for the second quarter of 2017-2018.

 3.02 PM 14 February, 2018

Improving safety at burns

For many years quad bikes have been used by CFA brigades at roadside fuel reduction burns because they are more effective and faster than using handheld drip torches.

 8.12 AM 15 January, 2018

Tahara brigades unite

After two years of discussions, Tahara and Tahara West brigades in District 4’s Merino Group have amalgamated.

 9.07 AM 28 December, 2017

More career firefighters for Portland Fire Station

Eight career firefighters will transfer from Melbourne’s Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) to join the Portland CFA brigade.

 4.47 PM 21 December, 2017

How group officers plan for risk

Over a series of five interviews, we talk to group officers across our regions to find out about their local risks and how they prepare for the summer.

 10.00 AM 14 December, 2017

Total Fire Ban for Mallee and Wimmera

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee and Wimmera regions tomorrow (Wednesday 13 December). 

 5.38 PM 12 December, 2017

Lara looks to the future

Lara Fire Station enjoyed a day of food, fun and family entertainment on Sunday 10 December to welcome career firefighters to the community.

 11.53 AM 11 December, 2017

New pumper arrives at Lucas

The first of CFA’s third-generation heavy pumper 2017 has been delivered to the newly-established Lucas Fire Brigade. 

 1.15 PM 7 December, 2017

Emergency response time data release

CFA emergency response time data is being publicly released for the first time today. 

 9.10 AM 30 October, 2017

Victorian Emergency Operations Handbook 2017

Over the past few years, Emergency Management Victoria (EMV) has produced the Victorian Bushfire Handbook (Edition 5).

 3.37 PM 23 October, 2017

Reduce risks and save time

Want to know how to reduce your risk of having a road accident and improve your work life balance, all from the comfort of your own home or office?

 10.25 AM 16 October, 2017

Message from Acting Chief Officer Garry Cook

You may have seen media reports today about changes to how CFA is handling the installation of smoke alarms in the community.

 12.14 PM 4 October, 2017

Promotional Programs preparing CFA for growth

More CFA career firefighters are training to move up the ranks, as part of Growth Programs’ 350 Firefighter Program (P350) to improve service delivery in our communities.   

 10.11 AM 19 September, 2017

CFA brigades to benefit from digital radio network

CFA outer metropolitan districts will soon reap the benefit from a significant upgrade to its existing digital radio network. 

 1.07 PM 13 September, 2017

Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017

The Southern Australia Seasonal Bushfire Outlook 2017 shows the southern fire season is likely to commence earlier and be more active than usual due to a warmer a warm, dry winter and forecasts of a hot summer.

 10.41 AM 7 September, 2017

Update on preparations for fire season

CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington has a brief message about our statewide preparations for the summer season and an update on the proposed fire services reform.

 6.26 PM 29 August, 2017

Select Committee Report

CFA welcomes the release of the Select Committee’s report into the State Government’s proposed fire services reforms. 

 1.34 PM 18 August, 2017

New heavy pumpers in the making

CFA is growing its fire truck fleet, building 12 new heavy pumpers at at Bell Fire Rescue’s factory in Queensland. 

 10.23 AM 15 August, 2017