North East Region

Lilydale


About Us

We are tens of thousands of Victorians, committed to protecting lives and property.

We respond to a range of hazards, support our communities to be fire ready and we work as one with our emergency services partners.

Our people’s skills, experience and expertise in fire prevention, preparedness and response across a range of landscapes makes us unique in the emergency services sector.

Building on our proud history within one of the world’s most bushfire-prone environments, we know how to adapt to meet the challenges of a changing climate.

CFA will continue to evolve, improve and innovate to provide a world-class fire and emergency service, now and in the future.

The reach of our network of brigades across Victoria is our strength.

CFA is recognised and present from outer suburbs to remote townships. Our people know and care for their communities like no other service.

Our members are key to the success of CFA because they are deeply connected with their local area and have a unique understanding of their community risk.

Our people epitomise the Victorian spirit of community,aiding others in times of great need. We create a sense of belonging,connecting people within the community.

Through leadership, mentoring and the opportunity to challenge themselves, our members make a positive contribution widely through their schools, workplaces and local networks.

We are a dedicated and skilled team, performing roles beyond fire suppression; educating and engaging the community, helping residents develop fire plans and responding to other emergencies when they happen.

Our valued advice and knowledge in fire behaviour, fire safety, incident management and community preparation adds further strength to Victoria’s trusted and united emergency services sector.

CFA strives to be an organisation of choice for volunteers and employees, attracting people with a variety of skills, from organisational to operational, who all add value through the roles they perform. It’s why we’re focused on increasing our diversity, our flexibility and our inclusiveness and providing a range of opportunities and skill development.

We work proudly together with Victorian communities to deliver on CFA’s vision of fire safety and preparedness, regardless of whether that role is on the firefront or behind the scenes. All our people make a valuable contribution.

What We Do

CFA provides statewide fire and related emergency coordination

  • Wildfire suppression
  • Structural fire suppression
  • Transport-related fire suppression
  • Road rescue
  • Technical rescue, such as high angle, trench and mine operations
  • Hazardous materials transportation and storage incidents
  • Working with Forestry industry brigades
  • Other emergency activities including flood assistance.

CFA is also involved in a range of non-emergency activities

  • Community awareness, education and safety programs
  • Fire safety input planning for major community risks
  • Fire prevention and planning
  • Land use planning advice at municipal level
  • Technical services including building code-related inspections, post incident analysis and fire investigation.
  • Vegetation Management
  • Planned Burning
  • Sustainable Fire Management