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District 13 News

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

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. 

 10.57 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).

 9.43 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).

 5.09 PM 22 July, 2016

Lucky save in Upwey

Firefighters in Upwey were called to a going house fire last night (21 July) at around 7:45pm

 10.24 AM 22 July, 2016

D13 Officer Development Program

The Officer Development course in District 13 came about thanks to the foresight of Operations Manager David Renkin, who believed there was a need to develop brigade leaders and revamp an old program developed a number of years ago in District 13.

 4.31 PM 5 July, 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

Mooroolbark station renovation underway

CFA’s Mooroolbark Fire Station will be transformed into a bigger and more modern building, thanks to more than $286,000 in community donations.

 12.13 PM 9 June, 2016

Small mistakes cause house fires

CFA is urging residents to heed fire safety messages and pay attention to the small mistakes that can cause serious fires at home.

 5.34 PM 2 June, 2016

Suspicious factory fire

CFA fire investigators and police will look into the cause of a fire at a Lilydale factory early this morning (27 May).

 9.23 AM 27 May, 2016

House destroyed by fire

CFA crews are responding to a house fire on Swansea Road, Mount Evelyn.

 10.29 AM 20 May, 2016

Tecoma massage business damaged by fire

Firefighters have been praised for stopping the spread of a shop fire at Tecoma, around lunchtime Friday, 13 May.

 2.11 PM 13 May, 2016

CFA raises alarm on dodgy smoke detector deals

CFA has called on residents to keep an eye out for rogue operators who are preying on the elderly, by talking them into exorbitant contracts for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

 2.05 PM 12 May, 2016

Went in green, came out "very black indeed"

Ash Wednesday, 1983. Noel Nealon had just cycled 39 kilometres into the CBD when his pager went off, calling him out to a massive blaze tearing through Belgrave South. It was his very first fire.  

 10.18 AM 10 May, 2016

Thank you to our CFA families

In recognition of National Volunteer Week, the Brigade Support Team has collected 21 wonderful stories from families and communities in each CFA District.

 2.16 PM 4 May, 2016

Save the date: State Forum

The CFA-SES Community Safety and Hazard Awareness State Forum will be heading down the Surf Coast this year, with Mantra Lorne hosting the forum on the weekend of 6-7 August. 

 11.55 AM 6 April, 2016

VESEP Grant Program opens

In recognition of the significant contribution made by emergency services volunteers the Minister for Emergency Services Ms Jane Garrett MLA has opened the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program 2016/17 today.

 2.56 PM 31 March, 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

Hoddles Creek Junior competes at Championships

On arriving at the Airport on Saturday 26 September, we walked into a room of quiet teenagers sitting with their families.

 2.53 PM 16 March, 2016

Montrose horse rescue a mammoth task

When Stanley the Horse got himself into a spot of bother on Sunday morning, he was lucky enough to have the best possible help to hand.

 3.54 PM 14 March, 2016