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Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

Sink hole rescue

CFA crews have rescued a 45-year-old woman who fell into a sink hole which opened up in the ground at a property in Springvale before midday today (Tuesday 24 November).

 1.18 PM 25 November, 2014

High angle rescue in Tallarook

CFA and MFB crews have been praised for their efforts during a difficult high-angle rescue in Tallarook, where crews rescued a woman who had fallen approximately 60 metres down a cliff.

 9.13 AM 25 November, 2014

Monash Freeway chemical spill

UPDATE WED 2:30PM: Specialist Hazardous Materials Firefighters have stabilised a chemical spill which closed the Monash Freeway.

 1.09 PM 12 November, 2014

Man and toddler saved from Epping blaze

It was a lucky escape for a man and a toddler overnight who were rescued from the balcony of their burning Epping home by CFA and MFB firefighters.

 9.00 AM 3 November, 2014

Unusual dog rescue for Narre Warren crews

Pet dogs were among some of the worst affected from yesterday’s thunderstorms across Melbourne. As a result of the wild weather, Narre Warren brigade was called to an unusual dog rescue. 

 10.05 AM 28 October, 2014

Late for a wedding

A Maryborough couple heading to a family wedding in Melbourne recently had their travel plans thrown into chaos.

 9.21 AM 15 October, 2014

Shepparton gas leak

Firefighters from Shepparton are attending to an incident at Quamby Court after a backhoe ruptured a domestic gas main.

 4.25 PM 14 October, 2014

Driver offloads container on fire near Mickleham

A fire that started in a 20ft shipping container on the back of a truck  is being attended by CFA crews, including 10 tankers and two pumpers, just north of Mickelham on the Hume Freeway.

 4.02 PM 29 September, 2014

Is the patient time critical?

The CFA Rescue Association has benefited from a Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) grant of just under $20,000.00 

 5.51 PM 26 September, 2014

No more paws for concern in Mernda

A dog that was trapped in a stormwater drain at Mernda has been freed.

 2.27 PM 26 September, 2014

CFA attending Knoxfield hazmat

Four people have been treated by ambulance and taken to hospital following a hazardous materials incident in Knoxfield today.

 2.30 PM 25 September, 2014

Fallen drums block Midland Hwy

Drums containing an industrial cleaning product have disrupted traffic on the Midland Highway at Meredith after falling from a vehicle and spilling onto the side of the road.

 2.38 PM 12 September, 2014

Woman falls 30m down steep embankment

Firefighters helped rescue a woman who fell 30m down an embankment in Kalorama.

 11.17 AM 6 September, 2014

CEO update: Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Report

CEO Mick Bourke and Chief Officer Euan Ferguson have released a joint statement welcoming the Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry Report, tabled in the Victorian Parliament yesterday.

 5.32 PM 3 September, 2014

Cliff rescue at Werribee Gorge

On 31 August at approximately 11am, a call for help was made by a man who had fallen down a cliff while abseiling at Werribee Gorge, between Bacchus Marsh and Ballan west of Melbourne.

 7.25 PM 31 August, 2014

Specialist crews rescue man trapped under steel

A specialist CFA rescue crew from Dandenong have freed a man trapped under 700kg of steel at a factory in Keysborough.

 5.33 PM 28 August, 2014

Truck fire closes Hume Freeway

UPDATE 9AM: All lanes of the Hume Freeway near Euroa are now open. **** 8AM: Southbound lanes of the Hume Freeway, south of Euroa, remain closed this morning following a truck fire overnight.

 9.12 AM 21 August, 2014

Car into street light at Belmont

CFA crews attended a road accident in Belmont this morning where a ute had crashed into a lighting pole on the median strip.

 3.13 PM 6 August, 2014

Heavy rescue training

Nar Nar Goon and Dandenong Join Forces for Training at Bangholme Campus.

 11.36 AM 22 July, 2014

Bannockburn hazmat incident

UPDATE 11:07am: The hazmat is now safe. Crews will remain on scene until the container is removed by a transport company.

 11.37 AM 10 July, 2014