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Werribee volunteers are always on the job

Werribee CFA volunteers Emily Martignago and Lino Zulian were in the right place at the right time when a patron of the local RSL went into anaphylactic shock at a Lions Club event.

 3.22 PM 10 April, 2017

Lucky escape from plane crash in Traralgon

Two people have had a lucky escape after a light aircraft crashed in Traralgon yesterday (23 February). 

 12.34 PM 24 February, 2017

Smouldering chook poo near Foster

CFA crews had the smelly task of spreading out two smouldering piles of chicken manure on a farm in Stony Creek this afternoon (24 January).

 2.23 PM 24 January, 2017

Smoke in the air from almond husk fire

CFA firefighters have worked through the night on a fire at Koorlong where a large pile of almond husks remain burning.

 7.28 AM 9 December, 2016

Girl thanks fireys for life-saving medical help

The members of B Shift at Pakenham Fire Station had a surprise visitor today when 13-year-old Shanae Sykes from Pakenham knocked on the door to say thank you for responding to her family’s Triple Zero call for help on two occasions recently.

 8.40 PM 8 December, 2016

Mildura lift rescue leads to new friends

On a busy Friday night for CFA’s Mildura Fire Brigade, one call-out around midnight required members to rescue local resident Fred from a lift.

 10.30 AM 29 November, 2016

Midura Storm creates havoc

Mildura and surrounding areas were hit by a series of severe storms early on Saturday morning.

 6.08 PM 13 November, 2016

Carisbrook floods

January 14 2011 is etched in Carisbrook history because over 250 homes were flooded and most of the township was evacuated. It was an event that many said we would never see again in our lifetime. 

 2.50 PM 7 November, 2016

Explosion in Upper Ferntree Gully

CFA firefighters responded to reports of a gas explosion around 5.20pm (1 November) in Bates Avenue in Upper Ferntree Gully.

 7.22 PM 1 November, 2016

CFA assists SES with rooftop safety

Specialist CFA firefighters assisted storm-affected residents in the Dandenong Ranges. Urban Search and Rescue (Category 2), Rooftop safety with Chainsaw, and Impact Assessment teams were all deployed in response to the storm damage.

 9.20 AM 11 October, 2016

Simon Mildren is a keeper

Last week District 8 personnel including Station Officer Simon Mildren responded to a call out of an unusual nature.

 2.28 PM 4 October, 2016

Truck destroyed, highway closed

CFA firefighters responded to a fire which engulfed a semi-trailer and forced the closure of the Princes Highway at Stratford last night (6 September).

 10.31 AM 7 September, 2016

Firefighters receive coveted award for bravery

It started as a normal call out for the Greenvale Brigade. MFB had requested pumper support at a car fire in Meadow Heights, a Melbourne suburb in the north of District 14.

 5.04 PM 9 August, 2016

Snow search mobilises Falls Creek

On Tuesday 12 July, Falls Creek had one of the biggest storms to impact the village in recent history with snow coming down thick and fast.

 12.14 PM 2 August, 2016

CFA responds to Lorne crash and rescue

CFA and SES specialist rescue crews are working to free a badly injured truck driver, left trapped in the wreckage of his cabin after a crash in Lorne.

 4.39 PM 9 May, 2016

CFA responds to refinery incident

UPDATE Tuesday 11.30am: Roads near the refinery have reopened and no hazardous material has been detected outside the refinery and the all clear has been sounded. Other areas of the facility are operating as normal.

 6.41 AM 27 April, 2016

Smoke visible in Ballarat area

Residents around Ballarat might see smoke in the air tomorrow afternoon while CFA crews carry out a planned burn at Victoria Park in Newington.

 12.25 PM 18 February, 2016

Fireys free man trapped by mower

Firefighters have helped free a man after he became trapped by a ride-on lawn mower in Healesville this morning.

 8.19 AM 7 January, 2016

CFA office staff cool under pressure

In early December, Glenda Walter, Coordinator Learning and Development Districts 4 and 5, and Tania Sigley, Administrator Learning and Development, both based in Hamilton, had almost reached the Learning and Volunteerism Conference in Ballarat.

 4.48 PM 17 December, 2015

Another haystack fire

Last Wednesday 25 November at 5.22am, Thoona and Boweya brigades were called to their second haystack fire in a week.

 6.48 PM 30 November, 2015