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TFB for the Mallee

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee tomorrow (8 February).

2.48 PM 7 February, 2018

Unattended fire pit damages home

Members of a family were woken by neighbours alerting them to fire spreading from a fire pit to their home in Geelong West overnight.

8.11 AM 3 February, 2018

Ararat CFA stalwart receives Order of Australia

CFA would like to congratulate Group Officer Max McLean, of Ararat Group, for receiving an Order of Australia Medal (OAM) on Australia Day. 

9.16 AM 30 January, 2018

CFA members receive AFSM honours

Two veteran CFA firefighters have featured in the fire and emergency services sections of the 2018 Australia Day Honours List.

2.19 PM 26 January, 2018

Fire safety this Aus Day long weekend

CFA is urging all Victorians to keep fire safety top of mind as we head into the Australia Day long weekend.

10.53 AM 26 January, 2018

Cave rescue in Buchan

CFA crews were called to the Slocombes Cave Reserve in the middle of the night to rescue a man who had slipped into a sinkhole.

11.33 AM 24 January, 2018

Media Statement - Eaglehawk Report

CFA has completed its investigation into an incident at Eaglehawk Fire Brigade. 

7.39 AM 24 January, 2018

CFA to support LGBTI community at Midsumma March

This Sunday, CFA leaders, volunteers, staff and supporters will participate in the Midsumma Festival’s annual Gay and Lesbian Pride March to support the LGBTI community.

3.27 PM 23 January, 2018

Total Fire Ban in Mallee

A Total Fire Ban has been declared for the Mallee fire district on Sunday 21 January 2018.

1.20 PM 20 January, 2018

Sausage sizzle support for local volunteers

CFA is encouraging all Victorians to head down to their local Bunnings this Saturday, 20 January for a sausage sizzle to raise funds for their local Fire Brigade.

2.39 PM 19 January, 2018

Total Fire Ban for Mallee

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee, this Saturday, 20 January 2018.

12.52 PM 19 January, 2018

TFB declared in five districts

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee, Wimmera, South West, North Central and Central (includes Melbourne and Geelong) Friday, 19 January 2018.

4.58 PM 17 January, 2018

TFB in Mallee, Wimmera and South West

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee, Wimmera and South West tomorrow (Thursday, 18 January 2018).

4.34 PM 17 January, 2018

Ride-on mower sparks Mount Cottrell fire

Tuesday evening (9 January) CFA firefighters were called to battle a grass and scrub fire in Mount Cottrell.

3.54 PM 11 January, 2018

Total Fire Ban for Mallee and Northern Country

A Total Fire Ban (TFB) has been declared for the Mallee and Northern Country tomorrow for Friday, 12 January 2018.

2.19 PM 11 January, 2018

Smoke visible due to increased fire activity

Fires burning in Victoria and South Australia today have resulted in large amounts of smoke drifting across the state.

8.35 PM 6 January, 2018

300 hectare blaze in Bamganie

This afternoon (4 January) firefighters battled a large grass and scrub fire in Bamganie.

5.14 PM 4 January, 2018

Board communique

The CFA Board held its final meeting for 2017 on 18 December 2017.

The Chair of the Board, Mr Greg Smith AM, began the meeting by acknowledging the traditional custodians of the land on which the meeting was taking place.

2.57 PM 29 December, 2017

Reunion in Rowville

It was a special morning on 30 November when CFA career firefighters from Rowville Fire Station and paramedics were reunited with a man whose life they helped save earlier this year.

10.17 AM 29 December, 2017

Large hay bale fires in the north-west and west

Early in the morning of 27 December, CFA firefighters were alerted to a large hay bale fire in Natimuk.

2.13 PM 27 December, 2017