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Community Safety

Fire restrictions continue

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 28 November 2016

 8.30 AM 22 November, 2016

Total Fire Ban declared for the Mallee

CFA has issued its first Total Fire Ban (TFB) for the 2016-17 summer season. The TFB has been declared for tomorrow, Monday 21 November for the Mallee region in Victoria’s North West.

 5.51 PM 20 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue in the North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Friday, 25 November 2016

 8.01 AM 18 November, 2016

Puppies to the rescue

A combined training exercise with Dandenong Fire Station B Platoon and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dogs Australia) has been held at the old Dandenong Fire Station. 

 8.49 AM 16 November, 2016

VicEmergency replaces FireReady

Emergency services including CFA helped to launch the new VicEmergency app and hotline today, 16 November at Elwood Life Saving Club.

 8.25 AM 16 November, 2016

Fire restrictions continue in West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Monday, 21 November 2016:

 10.10 AM 15 November, 2016

Fire restrictions in West, North West

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on 14 November 2016:

 3.25 PM 8 November, 2016

Smoke and rainbows

In October, 42 excited students from Goornong Primary School walked across the road to the Goornong Rural Fire station for a fire safety session.  

 3.05 PM 7 November, 2016

Mount Alexander Catchment Open Days

The winds were blowing a gale but that didn’t stop visitors to the Taradale Open Day on Sunday October 30.

 2.12 PM 7 November, 2016

The Fire Safety Pledge is back and ready to launch

Members of the public have the chance to win one of four Samsung Galaxy Tablets or one of four $100 Bunnings vouchers just by pledging to be better prepared for the threat of fire when the CFA Fire Safety Pledge is launched at 1:00pm today (3 November 2016).

 8.13 AM 3 November, 2016

Fire safety starts early in Bass Coast

Whilst a great deal of our Fire Brigade attention recently has been on the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, other and equally important activities have been undertaken by our Brigades here in Bass Coast.

 1.44 PM 31 October, 2016

FIRRE shortlisted for Fire Awareness Award

Diamond Creek Fire Brigade’s Fire Insight and Risk Recognition Event (FIRRE) has been shortlisted in this year’s Fire Awareness Awards.

 12.41 PM 31 October, 2016

Member Engagement Volunteer Reference Group

The Volunteer Reference Group (VRG) is vital in assisting with the planning and organising of the State Forum each year; and is used as a reference for other matters relating to the role of volunteers in CFA community safety engagement and education.

 11.56 AM 26 October, 2016

Fun can lead to grassfires

Out-of-town property owners should take care when driving vehicles, including ‘paddock bombs’ around uncleared tracks or paddocks.

 10.34 AM 25 October, 2016

Many hands save life in Rowville

Exceptional teamwork saved a teenager’s life, after he went into cardiac arrest at an activity centre in Rowville on September 28.

 8.37 AM 7 October, 2016

Dumped chemicals leak in garbage truck

CFA warns residents to take care when throwing out chemicals, after hydrochloric acid caused a stir for emergency services in Croydon North this morning (6 October). 

 10.02 AM 6 October, 2016

More CFA stations now EMR capable

CFA firefighters at integrated brigades will help protect more Victorian lives by responding to life-threatening medical emergencies alongside Ambulance Victoria paramedics.

 11.25 AM 3 October, 2016

Euroa Open Day shines

Euroa Fire Brigade open day was incorporated with the Euroa National Show and Shine held on Sunday 2 October.    

 8.40 AM 3 October, 2016

Elderly woman rescued from Craigieburn house fire

An elderly woman was rescued from her burning home in Craigieburn about 8.30pm on Sunday night (18 September).

 10.55 AM 19 September, 2016

Sunbury home gutted by fire

Fire destroyed a garage and large section of a home in Sunbury on Protea Ct this afternoon (16 September), while one male was initially unaccounted for.

 4.44 PM 16 September, 2016