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Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

Fun can lead to grassfires

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

 11.34 AM 25 October, 2016

Woodend brigade's rooftop rescue

Yesterday afternoon (10 October) the Woodend Fire Brigade received a rescue call out to Crows Road. 

 2.34 PM 11 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.

 9.37 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). 

 11.02 AM 6 October, 2016

MVA awareness training for Mount Macedon Group

On 11 September, a large number of brigades from the Mount Macedon Group and surrounding areas participated in a motor vehicle accident (MVA) awareness training exercise. 

 12.15 PM 3 October, 2016

Arthurs Seat gas leak

CFA is currently attending a large gas leak in Arthurs Seat near Dromana.

 1.20 PM 28 September, 2016

Pair saved from Inverleigh floodwaters

Teamwork across CFA, police, ambulance, SES and boat rescue crews saved a man and teenage girl from floodwaters in Inverleigh last night.

 2.06 PM 15 September, 2016

Man freed from machine in Kilsyth South

CFA firefighters helped free a man’s hand from an industrial machine at a factory on Colchester Rd in Kilsyth South this morning. 

 10.57 AM 11 August, 2016

Man freed from between large glass panels

CFA crews performed the delicate operation of removing a man’s leg stuck between two large panels of glass on a construction site on Stud Rd in Rowville this morning (9 August).

 9.43 AM 9 August, 2016

CFA helps remove patient from ship

CFA crews assisted Ambulance Victoria to lift a person from a ship docked at North Shore in Geelong this afternoon.

 5.38 PM 3 August, 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

Calder Freeway spill

UPDATE 10:50am: CFA firefighters are transferring a chemical from what was a leaking tanker to a second truck.   

 8.47 AM 14 July, 2016

Train derailed by truck at level crossing

A Warrnambool-bound passenger train was derailed after colliding with a truck at the level crossing on Phelps Rd, Pirron Yallock on 13 July.

 5.47 PM 13 July, 2016

Demonstrating volunteer values in East Gippsland

Routine inspections, stopping fuel leaks, taking care of their family and fitting in their ‘day job’ as a carpenter proves all in a day’s work for these CFA volunteers.

 3.19 PM 29 June, 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

Excavator used in delicate Yallourn rescue

A man has been rescued from a three metre deep hole near Yallourn, in a slow and arduous process involving CFA, SES and Ambulance Victoria personnel.

 8.47 PM 25 May, 2016

Man rescued from metal bin

CFA crews have rescued a man trapped in a large skip at a Leather Street metal recycling business in Breakwater, near Geelong this morning (10 May).

 10.34 AM 10 May, 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.

 5.39 PM 9 May, 2016

First fire call turns into 22-hour school day

All firefighters remember their first callout, but Michael Austin’s first CFA outing was particularly memorable. 

 4.17 PM 6 May, 2016

Welcome to the CFA: three hour truck fire

Kessr Ali’s first major call-out as a CFA volunteer firefighter took place on 1 April, but it was no joke.

 2.33 PM 6 May, 2016