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Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

IntriCATe animal extrication

Sebastopol Fire Brigade members were called to a challenging situation that saw the need for them to think outside the box. 

 11.38 AM 16 August, 2013

Recon turns into recovery

Story by Heath BuntingWhile on a recon mission for an upcoming 4WD course on Sunday, Balmoral Group Officer Phil O’Keefe and Brigade Administration Support Officer Heath Bunting found themselves on a recovery mission.

 12.50 PM 14 August, 2013

Train catches fire near Elphinstone

A V-Line freight train caught fire overnight near the tunnel between Elphinstone and Castlemaine.

 11.52 AM 8 August, 2013

MFB assists at Sunbury

Just after 4.30pm on 29 July, Sunbury brigade was paged to assist Ambulance Victoria in extricating an injured patient from a rooftop in Melba Avenue, Sunbury.

 10.50 PM 29 July, 2013

Off duty vols rescue driver

Two Tyabb CFA members became accidental heroes after a car lost control and landed on the front lawn of their Somerville home.

 12.08 PM 24 July, 2013

Child injured in bathtub accident

A two-year-old boy was airlifted to hospital after receiving injuries to his hand when it became stuck in a bath plug yesterday (July 22).

 10.12 AM 23 July, 2013

Video update on tanker rollover

Interview with Lieutenant Jarrod Vetesi from Tyabb Fire Brigade who was the initial Incident Controller when the call came in on 11 July.

 3.49 PM 15 July, 2013

Update: Tyabb tanker rollover

11.00AM UPDATE: The fuel tanker that rolled at Tyabb yesterday (July 11) has now been rolled back to an upright position and towed away.

 12.14 PM 12 July, 2013

Clean up continues at Tyabb

CFA remains on scene where a fuel tanker rolled at Tyabb yesterday (July 11).

 10.38 AM 12 July, 2013

Fuel tanker rollover

A fuel tanker has leaked a large amount of petrol after rolling over in Tyabb yesterday (July 11).

 6.08 PM 11 July, 2013

Bitumen truck fire at Port Fairy

CFA remains on scene where a truck caught fire at Port Fairy this afternoon.

 6.36 PM 10 July, 2013

LP gas response due to black ice

On Monday morning, 8 July, Gisborne brigade's LP gas emergency response unit was deployed to Kyneton, after a car hit black ice, spun out of control into a guard rail and caught fire.

 9.01 PM 9 July, 2013

Gas leak at Upper Ferntree Gully

A gas leak at Upper Ferntree Gully is now under control.

 3.05 PM 5 July, 2013

Keysborough chemical spill

CFA and MFB attended a chemical spill in Keysborough on Tues 25 June.

 2.24 PM 25 June, 2013

Calder Crash

Just after 8am yesterday (Sunday) morning Gisborne CFA were paged to a reported accident just south of the Melbourne Rd over pass, inbound on the Calder FWY.

 1.25 PM 24 June, 2013

Irymple truck fire

Crews were called to a fire in Dow Avenue Irymple involving four trucks at 5am this morning after reports of explosions were heard.

 2.51 PM 23 June, 2013

Hazmat at Wollert

At approximately 2:30pm on Friday afternoon (21 June), Wollert and Epping Fire Brigades were paged to a reported “dumped drums leaking on the side of the road” in Masons Road, Wollert.

 1.15 AM 23 June, 2013

Evacuation at Roxburgh Park

CFA and MFB are on scene at a gas leak at a Roxburgh Park shopping centre.

 4.31 PM 21 June, 2013

Roo warning

Just before 3am yesterday (Sunday) morning Gisborne CFA were paged to assist with an accident when a vehicle left the road and rolled on to its roof.

 11.56 AM 10 June, 2013

Victoria Police's message of thanks

Inspector Peter Seel of Victoria Police has written to CFA to express his appreciation and thanks for the crucial role CFA members played at a car accident last year, contributing to its successful outcome. 

 2.24 PM 3 June, 2013