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Incidents - Vehicle / Rescue / Hazmat

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.

 11.34 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. 

 1.41 PM 30 June, 2015

North West rehab units meet at Golden Square

For the first time, the North West Regions rehab units met at Golden Square this week to share learnings and ideas.

 3.17 PM 25 June, 2015

Wyndham Vale recovers from tragedy

When a car drove into a lake and three children died, the local brigade members were the first responders along with members of the community. How does a brigade recover from that?

 3.07 PM 18 May, 2015

Hallam brigade responds to Monash car crash

Hallam brigade attended a nasty two-car crash at 11.30am today at the intersection of the Belgrave-Hallam Road and Monash Freeway.

 2.21 PM 22 April, 2015

Injured cyclist rescue at Aireys Inlet

Emergency services have located a female cyclist who fell off her bike down an embankment on the Currawong Falls walking track at Aireys Inlet.

 4.36 PM 30 March, 2015

Chemical spill at Bacchus Marsh

CFA crews including specialist hazardous material firefighters are mopping up after a fire and chemical spill at a Bacchus Marsh abattoir.

 5.46 PM 21 March, 2015

Truck fire on Hume Freeway

UPDATE @ 4.40pm, 16 March: The incident was declared safe just before 4.30pm. One CFA truck remains on scene.   A truck carrying furniture caught fire on the Hume freeway at Benalla this afternoon (16 March).

 4.20 PM 16 March, 2015

Apollo Bay Fire Brigade to the rescue

A man in his late 60s is lucky to be alive after his ute plunged 60 metres down a steep embankment near Skenes Creek on Sunday 1 March.

 10.41 AM 10 March, 2015

Storm front hits hard

Police are currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a young boy at The Patch.

 2.36 PM 1 March, 2015

Darnum hazardous materials incident

At approximately 12:45pm yesterday, 26th February, local brigades from Darnum-Ellinbank and Yarragon, along with Warragul Hazmat, responded to a report that chemicals had mixed and had a reaction at milk processing factory in Darnum.

 12.33 AM 27 February, 2015

Valentine's Day blaze

For the second Saturday afternoon in a row, Edithvale volunteers, supported by Patterson River staff, were called to a fire at opposite ends of the same street in Aspendale Gardens.

 4.00 PM 15 February, 2015

CFA in multi-agency silo rescue

A man who became stuck in a silo yesterday at a property near Bendigo was rescued in a multi-agency effort, led by CFA.

 4.25 PM 11 February, 2015

Rescue on Mt Buffalo

The Mt Beauty CFA Rope Rescue Team was recently called to assist the SES at Cathedral Rock at Mt Buffalo.

 11.42 AM 4 February, 2015

Milk run foiled by truck fire

A truck carrying 38,000 litres of milk was well alight when CFA crews arrived on scene at a fire on the Princes highway near Mallacoota in far East Gippsland.

 9.40 AM 29 January, 2015

District 2 LPG Response Service

The Golden Square brigade is one of only two Specialist Response brigades in District 2 that provides an LPG (Gas) Emergency Response service. The other brigade being Gisborne.  

 11.30 AM 23 January, 2015

Truck accident in Caramut

CFA crews are on the scene of a truck accident on the Hamilton Hwy in Caramut, where a truck is wedged in a creek as a result of the accident.

 8.19 AM 15 December, 2014

Hazelwood North collision

A CFA member has been involved in a fatal motor vehicle collision while on CFA business at Hazelwood North this afternoon. The member was not injured. Our thoughts are with everyone involved, especially the family and friends of the deceased. The member is being supported by CFA, as are the firefighters who responded to the incident. CFA is working with Victoria Police who is investigating the collision. Regards, Mick Bourke

 2.55 PM 27 November, 2014

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