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Community Meeting- McDonalds Track, Seaview

A Community Meeting will be held today, Monday, 12 March in Darnum to update and inform the local property owners and residents on the bushfire in the area of McDonalds Track, Seaview.

10.45 AM 12 March, 2018

Emergency services women recognised on IWD

CFA today celebrates International Women’s Day (IWD) and all the women across all roles in emergency services.

2.36 PM 8 March, 2018

Grass fire threatens homes near Tongala

***UPDATED: 4.00PM

3.05 PM 8 March, 2018

CFA to attend Powercor Country Festival in Colac

Captain Koala will make an appearance in Colac this Sunday when the Powercor Country Festival comes to Central Reserve in Colac. 

2.26 PM 8 March, 2018

Grass fire sparks in Pirron Yallock

Firefighters are currently battling a grass and scrub fire in Pirron Yallock, in the states south west.

3.36 PM 7 March, 2018

Fire Danger Period warning for the long weekend

CFA is reminding all Victorians to have fire safety as a top priority as we head into the Labour Day long weekend.

1.52 PM 7 March, 2018

Statement on wire rope barriers by VicRoads & CFA

VicRoads and CFA stand side-by-side in the rollout of flexible safety barriers across the state’s highest risk roads. 

5.02 PM 5 March, 2018

Volunteers to take part in State Championships

Bendigo will host the Senior Urban State Championships for the 31st time over the Labour Day weekend 10 -12 March. Held over three days, the Championships will see 50 teams of volunteer firefighters from across Victoria and interstate come together to compete against one another.

9.40 AM 5 March, 2018

CFA welcomes new DCO Stephanie Rotarangi

CFA has today announced that Stephanie Rotarangi will become the organisation’s newest Deputy Chief Officer. 

1.00 PM 2 March, 2018

CFA to commission two 'POD' trucks

CFA has commissioned two new vehicles to join the fleet, increasing technical rescue capability in regional Victoria. 

12.13 PM 2 March, 2018

Ararat grass fire under investigation

A grass fire that burnt approximately 60 hectares in Elmhurst is under investigation.

5.19 PM 27 February, 2018

Courage recognised in Monbulk & The Patch

Two CFA members have been awarded the Chief Officer’s Commendation for Courage for acts of bravery during an incident. 

4.02 PM 23 February, 2018

Werribee brigade raises $1m for Good Friday Appeal

CFA has a proud history and partnership with The Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal, with brigades across the state fundraising for sick kids, year in, year out.

11.31 AM 19 February, 2018

Build starts on new fire station for Portarlington

Member of Parliament for Bellarine, Lisa Neville, today turned the first sod of dirt for the building of the new fire station for Portarlington. 

10.57 AM 19 February, 2018

Bacchus Marsh explosion

CFA crews have been called to a serious workplace incident in Maddingley, Bacchus Marsh.

3.47 PM 15 February, 2018

Latest response time data released

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

4.02 PM 14 February, 2018

Update from CEO Paul Smith

As I mark just over a week in the job at CFA, I wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for a warm welcome and share what I plan to achieve as your Chief Executive.


2.45 PM 13 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

TFB for Mallee and Northern Country

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee and Northern Country tomorrow (10 February).

3.21 PM 9 February, 2018

Firefighters battle fire at former power station

Firefighters are currently battling a condenser unit fire at the former Alcoa power station in Anglesea. 

4.32 PM 7 February, 2018