21April2024

You are here: Home

Feature Article

March 08, 2024 634

International Women's Day 2024

Each year on March 8 International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women as well as calling for action to accelerate women’s equality. The theme for International Women’s Day this year is #InspireInclusion. This year’s theme acknowledges that when we inspire others to understand and value women's inclusion, we forge a better world. Throughout CFA and VFBV, there are many examples of the… (more)
September 06, 2022 6483

Open for Consultation Dashboard

This page provides a summary of items that are currently open for broad consultation and feedback is being sought. Members are encouraged to review any of the items below and provide feedback/comment and/or suggestions ASAP. We encourage members not to wait until deadlines to provide feedback, but rather provide it as early as possible which will give us a chance to conduct further research that may assist us being able to advocate more strongly… (more)
January 20, 2017 48793

CFA’S VOLUNTEER SURGE CAPACITY – ESSENTIAL FOR VICTORIA

How CFA activates thousands of TRAINED, EXPERIENCED VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTERS to deal with multiple major incidents, anywhere at any time. How MELBOURNE’S SUBURBS PLAY A MAJOR ROLE. How VICTORIA NEEDS CFA’S SURGE CAPACITY hundreds of times a year. Our colourful animated video explains how CFA’s volunteer surge capacity works. Our computer-generated video shows a satellite view of hundreds of brigades as they respond. Our animated video gives you a… (more)

Recent Articles

Apr 04, 2024 719

April 2024 Newsletter

Chicken or egg By Adam Barnett, VFBV Chief Executive Officer Which came first – the chicken or the egg? Before you get too uptight, no – I’m not about to prattle on about this causality dilemma… (more)
Mar 28, 2024 1369

Victorian Electoral Commission

The VEC is seeking local people to help run the 2024 local council elections. This is a message from the VEC. The Victorian Electoral Commission (VEC) is seeking organised hands-on leaders in… (more)
Mar 24, 2024 1406

2024 State Urban Senior Championship Results

Final results for the 2024 State Urban Senior Championships held in Mooroopna on Saturday 23 and Sunday 24 March 2024 are now available. The full results are available for download at the bottom of… (more)
Mar 24, 2024 1308

2024 State Rural Junior Championship Results

Final results for the 2024 State Rural Junior Championship held in Mooroopna on Sunday 24 March 2024 are now available. The results are available for download at the bottom of this page. Presentation… (more)
Mar 23, 2024 1396

2024 State Rural Senior Championship Results

Final results for the 2024 State Rural Senior Championship held in Mooroopna on Saturday 23 March 2024 are now available. The results are available for download at the bottom of this page.… (more)
Mar 21, 2024 1168

2024 State Championships This Weekend

The 2024 State Urban Senior Championship and the State Rural Senior and Junior Championships will be held this coming Saturday and Sunday, 23 and 24 March 2024 at the Mooroopna Recreation Reserve,… (more)
Mar 17, 2024 1639

2024 State Urban Junior Championship Results

Final results for the 2024 State Urban Junior Championships held in Mooroopna on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 March 2024 are now available. The results are listed below and are also available for… (more)
Mar 14, 2024 1360

2024 State Urban Junior Championship This Weekend

The 2024 State Urban Junior Championship will be held this coming Saturday and Sunday, 16 and 17 March 2024 in Mooroopna. This year will be the 50th time the State Urban Junior Championship has been… (more)
Mar 08, 2024 1606

March 2024 Newsletter

International Women’s Day Each year on March 8 International Women’s Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women as well as calling for action to accelerate… (more)
Mar 08, 2024 1351

Feedback Requested - Standard Operating Procedures (Various)

Formal consultation has commenced on ten updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) covering various doctrine. The proposed draft SOP's are available for download from the bottom of this page and… (more)
Mar 07, 2024 1362

VFBV Board Vacancies - Invitation to Apply

Invitation open to all CFA volunteers to apply Closing date for written applications is Monday 2nd September 2024. VFBV advances the interests for all Victorian fire brigade volunteers and advocates… (more)
Mar 02, 2024 2194

2024 State Championships - Information for competing teams

Available for download from the bottom of this page is information for teams competing in the 2024 State Championships in March 2024. Below is highlighted information for each championship and the… (more)
Feb 22, 2024 1850

2024 Bushfire and Storm Recovery Resources

Following a natural disaster it can be difficult to know what services are available from the various sources to assist with recovery. This Fact Sheet has been prepared by VFBV to assist members and… (more)
Feb 08, 2024 2110

February 2024 Newsletter

Prevention is better than a cure By Adam Barnett, VFBV Chief Executive Officer Many of you would have heard the saying that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. And while this is often… (more)
Feb 07, 2024 2120

Feedback Requested - Standard Operating Procedures (FMR)

Formal consultation has commenced on a new Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) that has been developed to cover Fire Medical Response. (FMR) The proposed draft SOP is available for download from the… (more)
Jan 29, 2024 2296

Australia Day Honours List 2024

VFBV extends congratulations to four CFA members who were awarded the prestigious Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) on Australia for their service to CFA and the wider Victorian Community. Paula… (more)
Jan 15, 2024 2585

January 2024 Newsletter

What’s in store for 2024? By Adam Barnett, VFBV Chief Executive Officer My inspiration for this year is a quote from English theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking. “I have noticed that even people… (more)
Dec 23, 2023 2594

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

On behalf of VFBV, we wish all members, friends and supporters a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year. CFA volunteers work tirelessly to support and protect their communities prevent and… (more)
Dec 15, 2023 2674

NSW in the line of duty deaths

VFBV is saddened to hear of the loss of two New South Wales firefighters in the line of duty on Tuesday 12 December. RFS Group Captain Dale Bowles suffered a medical episode while responding to a car… (more)
Dec 04, 2023 3119

December 2023 Newsletter

To Queensland and back again By Adam Barnett, VFBV Chief Executive Officer As another year comes to a close, we again see the value and importance of Victoria’s volunteer surge capacity in action.… (more)
Dec 04, 2023 3089

International Volunteer Day 2023

“If everyone did” is the theme for International Volunteer Day in 2023. International Volunteer Day is celebrated each year on 5 December as a day to acknowledge volunteers and the spirit of… (more)
Dec 01, 2023 3252

Marking 25 Years since Linton

December 2, 2023 marks 25 years since the loss of five Geelong West volunteer firefighters that died during the Linton blaze. The fire had started on private property and spread through more than 600… (more)
Dec 01, 2023 3808

Feedback Requested - Unreasonable Complaints Policy

Formal consultation has commenced on a new CFA Policy to cover 'Unreasonable Complaints'. The proposed draft policy is available for download from the bottom of this page. For the purposes of… (more)
Dec 01, 2023 5290

Feedback Requested - Standard Operating Procedures (Driving)

Formal consultation has commenced on six updated Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) covering driving doctrine. The proposed draft SOP's are available for download from the bottom of this page and… (more)
Nov 30, 2023 3359

VESEP Grants Announced

The Minister for Emergency Services the Hon Jaclyn Symes recently announced the successful projects for the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) 2023/24. VFBV would like to… (more)
Nov 28, 2023 5190

2024 State Championships - Entries Now Open

Entries have opened for the 2024 State Championships, as with previous years entries and judge and official nominations for all State Championships will be collected online. The 2024 State… (more)
Nov 17, 2023 3648

NSW in the line of duty death

VFBV is saddened to advise that a NSW volunteer firefighter lost their life in the line of duty fighting a fire near Walgett in Northern NSW. The RFS volunteer was working on the Hudson fire in the… (more)
Nov 03, 2023 3717

November 2023 Newsletter

Policy should help not hinder By Adam Barnett, VFBV Chief Executive Officer It is clear from the fire seasons being experienced in Queensland and NSW so far this spring that this year’s fire season… (more)
Oct 12, 2023 3872

Our Community, Our CFA

We are tens of thousands of Victorians, committed to protecting lives and property. We are skilled, determined and here to serve Victorians now and into the future. We are from the community and for… (more)
Oct 12, 2023 4445

Now Open - 2023 VFBV Volunteer Survey

The 2023 VFBV Volunteer Survey is now open for all CFA volunteers to take part. CLICK HERE TO TAKE THE SURVEY The survey is an annual snapshot of volunteer opinion, using questions on issues chosen… (more)
 

VFBV Newsletter

To view this months Newsletter please click here.

 

VFBV Updates

To view the most recent VFBV Quarterly Supplement please click here.

To view the most recent Joint Committee 2-Minute Briefings please click here.

Welcome

Welcome
Welcome

Welcome

VFBV is the representative body (Association) for CFA Volunteers and is established under Victorian law, the Country Fire Authority Act, to represent CFA volunteers on all matters that affect their welfare and efficiency.

Our vision statement is:  Strong Volunteerism, Embraced to Build Community Resilience for a Safer Victoria.

VFBV works with the CFA Board and Management, Go...

Readmore

 

VFBV Welfare Fund

  • 11 March 2013 in Welfare Fund Read 34910 times VFBV Welfare Fund - supporting volunteers in need for more than a century
    VFBV Welfare Fund - supporting volunteers in need for more than a century The Fund began its long history of helping volunteers in need in 1913, when it was first established by urban volunteers as the VUFBA Welfare Fund. On 1 November 2008, the newly formed Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria, with generous support from the Victorian Government, launched the VFBV Welfare Fund and…
CFA Volunteers are the unpaid professionals of our Emergency Services. VFBV is their united voice, and speaks on behalf of Victoria's 60,000 CFA Volunteers.

Newsletter