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Hoppers Crossing Hazmat incident

CFA was called to a Hoppers Crossing aquatic centre after reports ten children had been overcome by chlorine fumes.

 4.29 PM 26 September, 2015

Child's fingers stuck in bath

Update @ 11.30am: The three-year-old child has been removed from the bath and will be transported to hospital to have the plug removed. 

 12.31 PM 21 September, 2015

Epping mulch fire

CFA crews have extinguished a fire at a business on Cooper Street in Epping this morning which had engulfed a large pile of wood chips. 

 9.33 AM 21 September, 2015

House destroyed in Epping

A house in Epping has been destroyed by fire this afternoon.

 4.53 PM 18 September, 2015

Fuel reduction burn for Wollert

Residents around Melbourne’s northern suburbs might see smoke in the air today, Friday 25 September, while CFA crews carry out a planned burn at Wollert.

 2.59 PM 18 September, 2015

Diamond Creek stops for torchlight

The weather gods put on a fantastic night for the people of Diamond Creek and surrounds on Saturday night for the Annual Diamond Creek Rotary Town Fair Torchlight Parade.

 11.54 AM 14 September, 2015

Stove fire causes evacuation

Around 60 staff and students from Whittlesea Secondary College had to be evacuated this afternoon following a fire in a classroom kitchen.

 4.32 PM 9 September, 2015

Community leaders talk about emergency readiness

CFA members joined other community leaders from the cities of Wyndham and Melton for the first Emergency Ready Communities Forum on Saturday 5 September in Caroline Springs.

 2.53 PM 7 September, 2015

Charlton raises its profile

No one expected the one-in-200-year flood that hit Charlton in 2011 to return with full force a few months later.

 2.19 PM 24 August, 2015

Red Austins set to rock the Wattle Festival

CFA band The Red Austins will be hitting the stage in Hurstbridge at the end of the month as part of the town's Wattle Festival.

 4.28 PM 12 August, 2015

New training initiative in Mt. Cottrell

Mount Cottrell Group recently undertook a new initiative, planning an urban group exercise.

 5.39 PM 4 August, 2015

Terry’s touch creates life-like scale model tanker

If he’s not careful, Hurstbridge 1st Lieutenant Terry Bassett, could have a new job on his hands – as the creator of model fire trucks.

 10.22 AM 29 July, 2015

Fresh start along an old firefighting family line

Michael Arcus has just started at Craigieburn Brigade this week after graduating with the CFA.

 3.55 PM 22 July, 2015

Great gorse! Burn is good.

Arthurs Creek, Mernda, South Morang, Doreen, Wildwood, Bulla and Plenty, brigades worked to make sure that a burn in a ten-hectare area of gorse went off without a hitch last Monday (29 June).

 11.01 AM 2 July, 2015

Rosebery Fire Station doubles as museum

On the Henty Highway between Hopetoun and Beulah lies the Rosebery Fire Station which now doubles as the local museum of past community history. Now, as families leave the area, their significant historic memorabilia is passed on to the brigade, and the new station has a permanent display.

 12.46 PM 30 June, 2015

CFA fuel reduction burn at Sth Morang

Residents around Melbourne’s northern suburbs may see smoke in the air this afternoon (Monday 29 June) as CFA firefighters carry out a fuel reduction burn on a 10-hectare property at South Morang.  

 12.25 PM 29 June, 2015

CFA planned burn at South Morang

Residents around Melbourne’s northern suburbs may see smoke in the air this afternoon (Monday 29 June) as CFA firefighters carry out a fuel reduction burn on a 10-hectare property at South Morang.  

 11.50 AM 29 June, 2015

Two Mernda members – two different journeys

Two female members of Mernda Fire Brigade tell their very different stories of life in CFA as part of a new digital story telling series.

 3.22 PM 25 June, 2015

North West rehab units meet at Golden Square

For the first time, the North West Regions rehab units met at Golden Square this week to share learnings and ideas.

 3.17 PM 25 June, 2015

Violence prevention is everyone's business

Mike Wassing admits he is not an expert on violence prevention, but as a father of three girls and a man shocked by the statistics that one in three women has experienced physical violence, he could not sit back and say it was someone else’s responsibility.

 2.47 PM 25 June, 2015