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Explosion in Upper Ferntree Gully

CFA firefighters responded to reports of a gas explosion around 5.20pm (1 November) in Bates Avenue in Upper Ferntree Gully.

 7.22 PM 1 November, 2016

Member Engagement Volunteer Reference Group

The Volunteer Reference Group (VRG) is vital in assisting with the planning and organising of the State Forum each year; and is used as a reference for other matters relating to the role of volunteers in CFA community safety engagement and education.

 11.56 AM 26 October, 2016

CFA attends Knox Community Safety Day

On Sunday 23 October members of the Boronia Fire Brigade attended the 6th annual Knox City Community Safety Day.

 1.48 PM 24 October, 2016

Multiple agencies go candling

Candling - it's probably not what you think. A planned burning technique is shared between agencies at the candling workshop at Silvan Reservoir.

 3.14 PM 19 October, 2016

Hoddles Creek Fire Brigade 70th birthday

On Saturday 8 October 2016, Hoddles Creek Fire Brigade celebrated its 70th birthday in fine style at Two Brookes Bar in Seville. 

 12.38 PM 18 October, 2016

Como Gardens Open Garden Scheme postponed

On behalf of George and Pat Hetrel, at Como Gardens, we wish to advise that due to the high rainfall we have received lately, the Open Garden Scheme Weekend scheduled for 15 and 16 October has now been postponed and moved to 12 and 13 November.

 3.25 PM 12 October, 2016

CFA assists SES with rooftop safety

Specialist CFA firefighters assisted storm-affected residents in the Dandenong Ranges. Urban Search and Rescue (Category 2), Rooftop safety with Chainsaw, and Impact Assessment teams were all deployed in response to the storm damage.

 9.20 AM 11 October, 2016

Many hands save life in Rowville

Exceptional teamwork saved a teenager’s life, after he went into cardiac arrest at an activity centre in Rowville on September 28.

 8.37 AM 7 October, 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). 

 10.02 AM 6 October, 2016

Euroa Open Day shines

Euroa Fire Brigade open day was incorporated with the Euroa National Show and Shine held on Sunday 2 October.    

 8.40 AM 3 October, 2016

Wodonga West Brigade moves into new station

The rain cleared and the sun was shining when Wodonga West Fire Brigade moved its operations from its old station to a new station on Moorefield Park Drive in  Wodonga West on Saturday 10 September.

 11.45 AM 27 September, 2016

Fire at panel beater

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

 3.42 PM 15 September, 2016

New fire truck makes Rowville safer

Rowville and surrounding communities will be safer thanks to the delivery of a state of the art fire truck to Rowville Fire Brigade.

 4.48 PM 9 September, 2016

CFA Father's Day event at Ritchies IGA Yarra Glen

Yarra Glen Fire Brigade members will be at Ritchies SUPA IGA Yarra Glen this Saturday 3 September for their annual Father’s Day raffle and sausage sizzle.

 10.03 AM 1 September, 2016

Liz a linchpin Warburton responder

Three and a half years ago, new Warburton resident Liz Rogers got in touch with her local brigade to get informed about local bushfire risk.

 4.42 PM 31 August, 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.

 9.59 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.

 6.11 PM 14 August, 2016

Man freed from machine in Kilsyth South

CFA firefighters helped free a man’s hand from an industrial machine at a factory on Colchester Rd in Kilsyth South this morning. 

 9.57 AM 11 August, 2016

Man freed from between large glass panels

CFA crews performed the delicate operation of removing a man’s leg stuck between two large panels of glass on a construction site on Stud Rd in Rowville this morning (9 August).

 8.43 AM 9 August, 2016

South Warrandyte firefighters on the move

South Warrandyte Fire Brigade firefighters will start their first shift at a brand new fire station in Park Orchards today (Friday, 22 July).

 4.09 PM 22 July, 2016