News & Media

Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

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.

 1.30 PM 23 November, 2015

Craigieburn North to feel impact of smoke

Residents of Craigieburn North are being urged to prepare for the impact of smoke from the landfill fire at Somerton.

 8.56 PM 21 November, 2015

A busy night for fireys on Halloween

CFA firefighters demonstrated their many skills with a range of different incidents across the state overnight.

 8.41 AM 1 November, 2015

Hoppers Crossing Hazmat incident

CFA was called to a Hoppers Crossing aquatic centre after reports ten children had been overcome by chlorine fumes.

 3.29 PM 26 September, 2015

Child's fingers stuck in bath

Update @ 11.30am: The three-year-old child has been removed from the bath and will be transported to hospital to have the plug removed. 

 11.31 AM 21 September, 2015

Dandenong South hazmat fire

CFA has successfully contained a chemical fire at a Dandenong South factory overnight. 

 9.09 AM 15 September, 2015

Man rescued from Keysborough crash

CFA firefighters have helped to successfully rescue a man after his car flipped into a drain in Keysborough.

 2.35 PM 14 August, 2015

Woman rescued from cave says thanks

A woman who was rescued from a cave has contacted CFA to thank rescuers for their "kindness and support".

 12.04 PM 14 August, 2015

Fireys rescue man from car in water at Keysborough

CFA firefighters have rescued a man after his car overturned into an open drain following an accident in Keysborough last night.

 12.02 PM 13 August, 2015

Woman trapped in car at Aireys Inlet

Update @ 12.15pm - CFA and SES have removed the woman from the car safely and she is in the hands of paramedics. Firefighters are working to rescue a woman from her car which has tipped onto its side following an accident in Aireys Inlet this morning.

 11.30 AM 13 August, 2015

Eight hour rescue from Buchan cave

A group of CFA members driving home from a fire-line leadership course were flagged down by a person on the side of the road alerting them to a woman who had fallen down a cave near Buchan in East Gippsland.

 11.57 AM 11 August, 2015

Helicopter crash Cannons Creek

CFA brigades, Coastguard and Victoria Police are responding to a helicopter crash in Cannons Creek today. 

 2.06 PM 9 August, 2015

Mock exercise tests real skills

Imagine the situation: the Port of Portland has alerted emergency services to a structural ship fire within the port. Questions are being asked about a possible terrorist act as smoke begins to fill the air and blanket the CBD. 

 7.04 PM 28 July, 2015

Trapped man rescued at Yering

CFA crews have been praised for their efforts in rescuing a man who fell down a two metre concrete pit in Yering today (23 July).

 3.22 PM 23 July, 2015

Fortuna Group hazmat exercise

Sixty Firefighters from Fortuna Group brigades recently took part in a large-scale hazardous materials incident training exercise in Golden Square.

 10.48 AM 16 July, 2015

Is Leo the cat man's best friend?

A unit fire in Wangaratta on Wednesday 8 July saw a rescue of a different kind. Two cats were rescued by passers-by but one more was found in the unit by firefighters.

 4.16 PM 10 July, 2015

Cars crash on icy alpine road

CFA crews assisted Victoria Police, SES and Ambulance to rescue seven people after two separate crashes on the Great Alpine Road this morning (10 July).

 1.08 PM 10 July, 2015

Family rescued at Lakes

CFA crews responded to reports of a carbon monoxide poisoning around 9am today (7 July) at the Lakes Entrance esplanade.

 11.49 AM 7 July, 2015

Rope rescue specialists save 12-year-old girl

CFA’s North East Region's Technical Rescue Brigade and Mt Beauty Brigade Rescue responded to a call from Ambulance personnel to extract a 12-year-old girl (Heidi) who had fallen 10 metres into the Gorge at Beechworth and sustained a severe neck injury.

 10.34 AM 6 July, 2015

CFA crushes Horsham scrap metal fire

CFA crews have worked into the night to extinguish a fire which broke out at a Horsham scrap metal yard on Monday afternoon. 

 12.41 PM 30 June, 2015