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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

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

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

Fire at panel beater

CFA crews responded to a fire at a panel beating business in Ferntree Gully this morning (15 September).

 4.42 PM 15 September, 2016

Lilydale volunteer given new car on Today Show

CFA’s Lilydale Fire Brigade Captain Warren Davis was surprised when a new family car was given to him by Channel Nine’s The Today Show this morning.

 10.59 AM 26 August, 2016

Casey Group lays hose under pressure

On Sunday 24 July, brigades in Casey Group (District 8) participated in a relay pumping practical exercise based at the Monash University Berwick campus flowing into the car park of the Nossal High School.

 7.11 PM 14 August, 2016

Technical large animal rescue at Macclesfield

Macclesfield Fire brigade recently benefited from a donation from bulk haulage company Kalari, which will go towards buying equipment to increase the brigade’s ability with technical large animal rescue.

 2.11 PM 5 July, 2016

Rope rescue after Kalorama crash

CFA firefighters are using rescue equipment to help two people from their car located 10m down an embankment on the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road at Kalorama. 

 10.04 AM 24 March, 2016

Safety first in Warrandyte

CFA’s ‘Your Guide to Survival’ booklet contains essential information for Victorians and tourists about the summer fire risk. It is now available at the Warrandyte Bendigo Bank branch. 

 1.32 PM 23 February, 2016

Millgrove fire refuge opens for summer

The Millgrove community fire refuge has been officially opened and is available for use this summer.

 1.21 PM 14 December, 2015

Woori Yallock ICC Weather Station Network

Methven Real Estate in Mount Evelyn are the first to get involved with a new weather station project for the Woori Yallock Incident Control Centre.

 11.41 AM 14 December, 2015

Bendigo Bank steps up again

Once again the Woori Yallock & District Community Bank has got on board and given funding to Hoddles Creek Fire Brigade. 

 10.35 AM 14 December, 2015

Santa brings a town together

During my recent trip to Cooktown, I was surprised to see the vast array of local people and the differing cultures that reside in such a small town, but also work and play side by side.

 4.28 PM 12 December, 2015

Tobey and the big red trucks

When Paul Mitchell captured the precious moment his five-year-old son saw a strike team heading to South Australia, we just had to share it on our Facebook page.

 3.02 PM 2 December, 2015

Strike Team 1314 helps families in South Australia

While the main fire in South Australia was contained fairly quickly after CFA crews arrived, CFA members worked hard attending burning hay sheds, piles of smoldering chook poo (used to fertilise wheat fields), smoldering stumps and a few small outbreaks.

 11.07 AM 1 December, 2015

Victorians to assist with SA fires

Around 300 Victorian emergency services personnel will travel to South Australia today to assist with firefighting efforts in the state’s Pinery region.

 2.27 PM 26 November, 2015

Hybrid big fill-light tanker for Narre Warren East

Narre Warren East Fire Brigade has commissioned a brand new big fill/light tanker hybrid appliance, the first of its type in the CFA fleet.

 2.47 PM 11 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.

 9.41 AM 1 November, 2015

Fire at Monbulk

UPDATE: A fire that burnt approximately four acres at Monbulk late this afternoon is now safe.

 4.25 PM 28 October, 2015