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District 13 News

Eastern Metro medal presentations

More than 90 National Emergency Medals were awarded to CFA members from the Eastern Metro region at a ceremony in Yarra Glen last night.

 2.58 PM 22 August, 2014

Cultural training in Islam

District 13 is promoting a fantastic opportunity for CFA members to participate in cultural awareness training in Understanding People from Islamic Backgrounds.

 1.35 PM 7 August, 2014

Plumber plunges in to save the day

A quick thinking plumber has averted a potential gas leak at a child care centre in Monbulk around midday today.

 2.25 PM 16 July, 2014

Winter’s Day at Skyhigh

This was the ninth year that Skyhigh Restaurant has put on a lovely three-course dinner and drinks as a thank you to the three volunteer brigades of the Ridgetop (District 13).

 11.48 AM 16 July, 2014

Ice sends car off cliff

Slippery conditions saw one car slide for nearly five metres down Mt Donna Buang and another four into a roadside embankment in Warburton on Wednesday 9 July.

 6.52 PM 9 July, 2014

Great BA training

What an opportunity to get some great BA and Search and Rescue training.

 8.08 PM 2 July, 2014

Kalorama home destroyed

*Update as of 9:10am Thursday 3 July* Crews have returned to the scene this morning to extinguish remaining hotspots, there may be smoke visible in Kalorama and across the Mount Dandenong Tourist Road for the next few hours.

 6.17 PM 2 July, 2014

Firies rescue reptiles from blaze

CFA firefighters have rescued dozens of snakes and other reptiles from a school fire in Lilydale.

 9.52 AM 2 July, 2014

Crews rescue woman from fallen tree

CFA crews rescued a woman after a large gum tree fell on her house, trapping her in her bed just before 4am this morning.

 11.53 AM 20 June, 2014

Monbulk member's OAM for ABC work

Former secretary of Monbulk brigade and current auxiliary member Vaughan Hinton received an OAM in the Queen's Birthday Honours for service to the media through television production.

 10.38 AM 11 June, 2014

Ten trucks at Mt Evelyn house fire

A single-storey house on McKillop Road, Mt Evelyn, was fully alight when crews first arrived at 3.25pm today (Tuesday 10 June).

 6.11 PM 10 June, 2014

Holiday plans go up in smoke

A caravan attached to a vehicle has been destroyed after catching fire early this morning.

 6.07 PM 8 June, 2014

Brigade saves Olinda landmark

Quick action by Olinda's volunteer brigade has saved a popular local restaurant from fire.

 6.19 PM 29 May, 2014

Log cabin fire at Reefton

CFA is investigating a fire which destroyed a log cabin in Reefton, in the Yarra Ranges, overnight.

 9.25 AM 28 May, 2014

$5.84m fire station for Rowville

A new $5.84 million CFA station to service Melbourne’s outer east has been officially opened today (Sunday 25 May) by Minister for Police and Emergency Services and  Bushfire Response Kim Wells.

 10.53 AM 26 May, 2014

Fire station opens in Yarra Valley

The capacity of the CFA in the Yarra Valley has been boosted with the opening of the new $1.56 million Hillcrest fire station and group headquarters at Woori Yallock.

 12.57 PM 25 May, 2014

House fire at Ferntree Gully

CFA is investigating the cause of a house fire at Ferntree Gully last night.

 11.36 AM 14 May, 2014

Rubbish fire at Montrose

CFA and MFB firefighters have been battling a rubbish fire at Montrose this afternoon, 5 May.

 5.26 PM 5 May, 2014

House collapse causes gas leak

CFA crews have contained a hazardous gas leak at Mt Evelyn after a house collapsed and ruptured a gas line overnight.

 11.23 AM 2 May, 2014

6th Annual Yellingbo RFB Raffle

Yellingbo Rural Fire Brigade 6th annual Fundraising Raffle is now up and running.

 2.27 PM 22 April, 2014