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Warburton's 100-year celebration

Warburton Fire Brigade’s Centenary Dinner to celebrate 100 years of community service was held on Saturday night. The evening was also used to recognise past and present members, and give inspiration for the future.

 12.27 PM 7 May, 2015

CFA band to rock 'The Burv'

CFA band The Red Austins has organised an 'end-of-fire-season' gig at The Burvale on Friday 15 May for local staff, volunteers, friends, family and anyone else who wants to come along.

 12.39 PM 24 April, 2015

Fire at Park Orchards

CFA crews are attending a fire burning at a site carrying landfill at Stintons Road in Park Orchards.

 9.47 PM 22 April, 2015

Multi-agency pumping exercise continued

After the success of the first multi-agency pumping exercise held in late January, a second exercise was held in March at Westerfolds park in Templestowe.

 7.58 PM 16 April, 2015

A personal pilgrimage to Gallipoli

Jim Kelly, a VFBV delegate and CFA life member of the Belgrave Heights & South Brigade, is among thousands of Australians making the pilgrimage to Gallipoli for the Anzac Day dawn and Lone Pine services. 

 1.33 PM 16 April, 2015

Longwood thank-you event attracts big crowd

About 450 people attended a special barbecue at the Longwood Community Centre on Sunday 29 March, to thank firefighters and landholders affected by the devastating 5500 hectare bushfire at Creightons Creek late last year.

 3.14 PM 2 April, 2015

Upper Ferntree Gully honours Brian Potter

Former Chief Officer Brian Potter began his long association with CFA as a child living in the foothills of the Dandenongs, mingling with Upper Ferntree Gully brigade members.

 9.51 AM 31 March, 2015

'Bang' alerts family to fire in Wantirna South

CFA crews attended two house fires this morning (13 March) in Wantirna South and Mooroopna.

 8.59 AM 13 March, 2015

Three house fires in 24 hours

CFA crews have responded to three house fires in the last 24 hours across the state – in a timely reminder to all Victorians about the importance of home fire safety.

 9.06 AM 11 March, 2015

Storm front hits hard

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

 1.36 PM 1 March, 2015

Arson roadshow visits Warrandyte

Members from Warrandyte brigade rushed off to an incident in Templestowe this morning with CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson jumping on board to turn out as emergency services representatives gathered for the Crimestoppers arson roadshow event in Warrandyte.  

 3.33 PM 5 February, 2015

Multi-agency training gets pumped

Crews from MFB and CFA Districts 13 and 14 have taken part in a major water relay pumping exercise this morning at Westerfolds Park, north east of Melbourne. 

 4.37 PM 25 January, 2015

Viv Williams – OAM

“I’m just one of thousands of volunteers who do what I do, so I would say this is one for all the volunteers,” said Viv Williams, one of several CFA members honoured this Australia Day.

 11.35 AM 23 January, 2015

AusNet working with CFA

AusNet Services are working closely with CFA and the Hillcrest Fire Brigade in the delivery of a major project associated with the Victorian Government’s Powerline Bushfire Safety Program (PBSP) which is aimed at reducing the risk of bushfires caused by electrical assets. 

 12.39 PM 19 December, 2014

Belgrave Heights' unique tanker

Belgrave Heights and South Fire Brigade has commissioned a brand new ultra-light tanker – the first of its type in the CFA fleet. 

 3.35 PM 18 December, 2014

Strangers unite to help Bayswater mum

Laura Snashall, struggling to make ends meet with a special needs son, has been overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers who completely remade her backyard as a surprise present.

 10.14 AM 18 December, 2014

Amazing patient reunion

It was hugs all round this morning (11 December) for Mt Evelyn CFA members when they were reunited with a patient they helped save almost one year ago to the day, just 300 metres from the original crash site.

 3.03 PM 11 December, 2014

Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade Open Day

The Ferntree Gully brigade Open Day is held on the last Saturday in November to coincide with Ferntree Gully Discovery Day.

 8.03 AM 2 December, 2014

Boronia Fire Station Open Day

Boronia Fire Station held its Annual Open Day last Sunday, attracting approximately 1000 residents. 

 6.04 AM 26 November, 2014

Volunteers to trial new rostering system

CFA volunteers in the Maroondah and Yarra Valley Groups will trial CFA’s new online rostering system this fire season.

 8.37 AM 24 November, 2014