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District 13 News

Factory destroyed in Rowville blaze

Firefighters battled a large factory fire containing air conditioner units in Rowville early this morning (23 March).

 10.59 AM 23 March, 2017

Gain glimpse of life as CFA female firey

Women considering a career shake-up to become a CFA firefighter will get a chance to experience first-hand what it’s like to take on this varied and rewarding role.

 9.59 AM 16 March, 2017

Fire restrictions end in District 13

The Fire Danger Period will end in following municipalities from 1am on 20 March 2017.

 12.17 PM 14 March, 2017

All hands on deck at Mt Dandenong grassfire

It was all systems go this morning when emergency services crews were called to a grass and scrub fire on Mt Dandenong Tourist Road.

 11.03 AM 9 March, 2017

Pat helps drive support program

One of CFA’s first female volunteer members in her area, Pat Bigham is an inspiring woman who has dedicated her career to helping others and serving her community.

 4.52 PM 6 March, 2017

Help for Dairy success

Brucknell/Ayrford brigade located in District 6 was asked to be part of the ‘Help for Dairy’ initiative. 

 1.55 PM 28 February, 2017

Chairs in the bush for planned burn lesson

Recently, 50 residents of the Dandenong Ranges met with fire agencies to learn about the benefits of planned burning and how they can be actively involved in reducing the risk of bushfires in their local area.

 3.09 PM 23 February, 2017

Grassfire in Diggers Rest

On Saturday 4 February, CFA firefighters evacuated residents in Melbourne’s northwest as an out-of-control grassfire threatened homes. 

 1.57 PM 6 February, 2017

Early morning fire at Yellingbo

CFA fire investigators will look into the cause of a house fire in Yellingbo this morning (Friday, 3 February).

 8.44 AM 3 February, 2017

Ferntree Gully house fire

CFA crews responded to house fire in Ferntree Gully just before 10.30pm on Tuesday, 31 January.

 8.52 AM 1 February, 2017

Twentieth anniversary of Dandenong Ranges fire

Today marks 20 years since fierce flames destroyed 41 homes, killed three people and ripped through more than 400 hectares of bushland covering much of the Dandenong Ranges.

 5.00 PM 20 January, 2017

Final fire restrictions for the summer

The Fire Danger Period will commence for the following municipalities from 1am on Tuesday, 3 January 2017:

 4.22 PM 19 December, 2016

Hillcrest colouring competition

Presented with a new portfolio of Community Safety, Hillcrest Fourth Lieutenant Andrew Smith took an earlier suggestion of running a colouring competition as part of Hillcrest Fire Brigade's Open Day. 

 4.03 PM 19 December, 2016

The Basin's flashy Christmas show

CFA’s The Basin Fire Brigade are well and truly embracing the Christmas spirit, creating a festive film featuring flashy fire trucks, which has been viewed more than 300,000 times.

 3.17 PM 19 December, 2016

Buddy brigades across districts

As a standalone brigade not aligned with a group and two hours from both Marysville and Mansfield, Woods Point, deep in the Great Divide, can rightly claim to be isolated.

 10.05 AM 19 December, 2016

FCVs and trucks as fire restriction billboards

This is a very simple and inexpensive way to get our fire restriction message out to our communities - use our FCVs and trucks as mobile billboards.

 3.19 PM 17 December, 2016

Christmas comes early for dairy communities

Boronia Fire Brigade staff, volunteers and auxiliary members will drive in a convoy to Beechworth Fire Station in the state’s north to help people affected by the dairy crisis.

 3.25 PM 14 December, 2016

White Ribbon Evacuation Drill

On Thursday 1st December 2016, Yarra Ranges Council and CFA (District 13) conducted a fire evacuation drill with a twist during at team.  

 12.10 PM 2 December, 2016

Narre Warren East gets planning for 2017

Narre Warren East Fire Brigade is aiming to raise much needed funds with their 2017 Volunteer Community Calendar.

 2.57 PM 18 November, 2016

Planned burn resource coordinators

The CFA Planned Burning Project has once again recruited four seasonal planned burn resource coordinators (PBRCs) for the upcoming season.

 11.39 AM 16 November, 2016