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Training & Recruitment

Training for helicopter crash at Bacchus Marsh

For training purposes, Bacchus Marsh Fire Brigade recently survived a forced landing of the Sikorsky heavy lift helicopter. 

 3.59 PM 28 February, 2018

Real training in a virtual world

Ongoing development in virtual reality (VR) technology is rapidly changing how we learn new skills and, for a number of years, CFA has been offering increasing levels of experiential learning using computer simulation.

 12.11 PM 20 February, 2018

Historic CFA-MFB recruitment campaign opens

UPDATE: Applications have now closed. Applications to become a Victorian firefighter open today in the first ever joint CFA-MFB recruitment campaign.

 9.00 AM 12 February, 2018

CFA and MFB launch joint recruitment campaign

Victoria’s fire services are putting out the call for more people to become a career firefighter.

 1.37 PM 2 February, 2018

Back from the brink

Warrayure-Moutajup Fire Brigade is between Hamilton and Dunkeld on the Glenelg Highway.

 8.24 AM 8 January, 2018

Recruitment materials launched for Junior Brigades

Providing support to Junior Brigades to promote their program and recruit new Juniors is important to CFA, which is why we are excited to launch a suite of new marketing and promotional materials.

 3.53 PM 15 November, 2017

Bendigo Fire Brigade becomes EMR capable

A CFA-Ambulance Victoria co-responder initiative aimed at increasing potentially life-saving medical assistance at the scene of emergency incidents has been expanded.

 3.35 PM 9 November, 2017

Entrapment drill and tree hazard familiarisation

Are you required to go on the fireground this fire season?

 1.39 PM 27 October, 2017

Challenge applications extended

Applications for the Challenge 2018 program have been extended to Friday, 3 November. 

 4.15 PM 18 October, 2017

CFA celebrates Rural Women's Day

Yesterday (15 October) was International day of Rural Women, and CFA celebrated this great opportunity by highlighting the achievements of Gippsland volunteer Stephanie Montague.

 1.49 PM 16 October, 2017

District 14 brigades commence EMR

In a boost to the communities they protect, all integrated fire stations in District 14 now have emergency medical response (EMR) capability.

 5.00 PM 2 October, 2017

Off-road driver training at CFA

In the 1990s, CFA built an off-road driving track at Fiskville to teach drivers off-road techniques on sand and at water crossings, not commonly found in national parks and state forests where off-road driver training was being conducted.

 12.51 PM 22 September, 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.   

 11.11 AM 19 September, 2017

Steep angle training with SES

‘Working as one’ is a guiding principle for emergency services organisations in Victoria, and the best way to achieve this is to share skills, knowledge and resources across the state.

 10.44 AM 18 September, 2017

Updated Bushfire Firefighter reference manual

The second edition of the Bushfire Firefighter reference manual has been released with updated safety information. 

 2.10 PM 4 September, 2017

Traditional Burning Learning in Gobur and Merrijig

Amid rain, hail and sleet, a dedicated and passionate collection of community members, CFA members and Aboriginal Taungurung Traditional Owners gathered in Gobur, near Yea and in Merrijig, near Mansfield on August 18 and 21, to learn more about traditional Aboriginal burning practice and techniques. 

 4.33 PM 30 August, 2017

Gondola rescue training

On Saturday 29 July during the annual maintenance shutdown of the Arthurs Seat Eagle, CFA conducted specialised rescue training in conjunction with Arthurs Seat Eagle staff.    

 10.55 AM 2 August, 2017

Learning through case studies

Each issue of Brigade magazine contains a ‘Learning from experience’ section which includes case studies of major incidents researched by Fire & Emergency Management.

 4.41 PM 13 July, 2017

Jack of all trades

A single salute from Jack Sullivan marked the end of CFA stand-alone recruit training as CFA and MFB recruits transition into integrated training in the future.

 10.20 AM 13 July, 2017