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Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

Lucky escape from plane crash in Traralgon

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

 1.34 PM 24 February, 2017

Truck fire on Hume Freeway

CFA crews responded to a truck fire yesterday (Thursday, 9 February) after a milk truck on the Hume Freeway in Beveridge caught fire.

 8.59 AM 10 February, 2017

A purrfect rescue from Mt Eliza Fire Brigade

On Friday 30 December 2016, Mt Eliza Fire Brigade received a call out to a home on Quinns Parade where Merlot the adventurous orange tabby cat was stuck in a tree.

 12.23 PM 10 January, 2017

Hay baler accident in Mt Duneed

CFA was called to an industrial accident at Horseshoe Bend Rd, Mount Duneed at about 6.45pm last night (29 November).

 8.20 AM 30 November, 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). 

 11.02 AM 6 October, 2016

Rescue dog training

Recently LFF Jason Halls and SARDA’s Julie Cowan coordinated another training session between Dandenong Fire Brigade's B platoon and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dogs Australia), this time at Dandenong Fire Station.

 3.02 PM 14 July, 2016

New FOV full of features

A new Field Operations Vehicle built for CFA’s Westernport Group will have full CFA network connectivity and incorporate visual feeds from three types of cameras – including a 4-metre extendable ‘mast’ camera. 

 1.11 PM 2 June, 2016

Scoresby & FRNSW talk hoselayers

Scoresby brigade continues to establish itself as a national frontrunner in large diameter hose laying and retrieval systems, assisting Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) with the introduction of their new Hytrans Hoselayer.

 11.20 AM 6 April, 2016

Mine shaft too hot for Chilli the dog

Things got a little too hot for Chilli the terrier when the curious dog found it self stuck in a mine shaft at White Star Road Bright on Good Friday.

 10.31 AM 27 March, 2016

Rope rescue after Kalorama crash

CFA firefighters are using rescue equipment to help two people from their car located 10m down an embankment on the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road at Kalorama. 

 10.04 AM 24 March, 2016

Tooradin light plane crash

CFA attended a light plane crash at Tooradin around 1.30pm Sunday 20 March. 

 8.33 AM 21 March, 2016

Chemical spill at Avalon service station

Fire crews are dealing with a chemical spill which has closed a Geelong bound service station on the Princes Freeway at Avalon.

 3.05 PM 2 March, 2016

Jack the dog’s rescue tale

Jack, an energetic Labrador-cross, has been reunited with his family after being rescued from an old mineshaft near Ballarat at the weekend.

 9.54 AM 29 February, 2016

Car burns brightly in fire

A car was destroyed by fire in Keysborough last night.

 2.52 PM 25 February, 2016

Truck fire near Hamilton

CFA firefighters responded to a truck fire near Hamilton this morning, 9 February.

 9.52 AM 9 February, 2016

Woman, dog rescued at Mt Eliza

CFA specialist rescue crews have helped free a woman and her dog from a cliff in Mount Eliza this morning (Tuesday). 

 11.47 AM 19 January, 2016

Boy freed from vending machine

Firefighters have helped free a child whose arm became trapped in a toy vending machine at Pakenham this afternoon (11 January).

 2.33 PM 11 January, 2016

Truganina video shared far and wide

A response video that includes narration of good and bad driver behaviour around a responding emergency vehicle has been viewed nearly 400,000 times after being posted on Truganina Fire Brigade’s Facebook page.

 8.52 AM 11 December, 2015

Camper rescued after tree falls on tent

Firefighters have helped with the delicate rescue of a camper who became trapped by a fallen tree in Kennett River overnight.

 8.47 AM 10 December, 2015

Cave rescue near Buxton

While much of the state is preparing for the bushfire season, technical rescue brigades continue their year-round work rescuing people from difficult-to-access locations.

 2.30 PM 23 November, 2015