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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.

 11.14 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.

 4.03 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.

 9.03 AM 2 December, 2014

Boronia Fire Station Open Day

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

 7.04 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.

 9.37 AM 24 November, 2014

Out and about with ACO Cook

In early November, Garry Cook, Assistant Chief Officer North East Region, took a trip in District 13 to discuss two new fire stations with local brigade members.

 11.52 AM 19 November, 2014

Emerald’s diary takes off

The Emerald Fire Brigade Fundraising Committee has successfully launched its 2015 fundraising and community safety diary. 

 1.13 PM 13 November, 2014

Les Sharp's 55 years at Wandin

On Saturday 4 October, Wandin Fire Brigade held their Annual Dinner at Wild Cattle Creek Winery Restaurant to present awards and have a great time.

 9.26 AM 29 October, 2014

Historic pub goes up in flames

More than 50 CFA firefighters from nine brigades battled a blaze at the Woori Yallock pub in the Yarra Ranges in the early hours of Saturday morning.

 10.45 AM 27 October, 2014

Storytime at Ferntree Gully

Last Friday 17 October, Ferntree Gully brigade in conjunction with the local library, ran its second Library Fun Storytime.

 8.56 AM 20 October, 2014

Register for Knox Group torchlight parade

On 28 Feburary 2015, the Knox Fire Brigades Group will be conducting a CFA fire brigade torchlight parade.

 9.25 AM 17 October, 2014

District 13’s newest fire truck

‘Little Pat’ the fire truck is just one of District 13’s community education resources used to attract children and in turn allow CFA members to engage their parents at community events.

 12.06 PM 26 September, 2014

CFA attending Knoxfield hazmat

Four people have been treated by ambulance and taken to hospital following a hazardous materials incident in Knoxfield today.

 2.30 PM 25 September, 2014

Fire destroys vacant Healesville house

A single storey weatherboard house at Healesville has been completely destroyed by a fire that started after 10.30pm last night (Monday 22 September).

 9.38 AM 23 September, 2014

Lilydale Fire Brigade Annual Dinner

Saturday September 5th was the evening chosen by Lilydale Fire Brigade for their annual dinner.

 11.39 AM 11 September, 2014

Bayswater brigade honours members' service

Bayswater Fire Brigade has honoured the contribution of members at its annual dinner and presentation night, held on 23 August 2014.

 3.34 PM 9 September, 2014

Kitchen fire at tavern

Nine people were evacuated from a tavern in Wantirna South overnight after a fire broke out in the kitchen area of the complex, Tuesday 9 September 2014.

 10.03 AM 9 September, 2014

Woman falls 30m down steep embankment

Firefighters helped rescue a woman who fell 30m down an embankment in Kalorama.

 11.17 AM 6 September, 2014

Man saved from cat-astrophe

A fast thinking feline is being praised for helping to save its owners life, after alerting the man to a house fire which destroyed his Wandin North home early this morning (01/09).

 4.37 PM 1 September, 2014

CFA steers youth on the road to safety

Young drivers received a dire warning from emergency services workers last week – drive safely or face life-changing – or ending – consequences.

 4.01 PM 22 August, 2014