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Fire Action Week launches in Epping

Yesterday CFA Epping and Wollert brigades together with colleagues from DEPI, Parks Vic and MFB braved the rain to warn local community members in Epping North about the risks of grassfires in urban interface areas.

 10.49 AM 17 November, 2014

All around the countryside in Bacchus Marsh

Sunday morning (9th November) saw crews from various brigades in around the Bacchus Marsh area converge onto the townships of Parwan, Rowsley, Balliang and Pentland Hills for the annual Bacchus Marsh Group Exercise.

 8.42 PM 10 November, 2014

Man and toddler saved from Epping blaze

It was a lucky escape for a man and a toddler overnight who were rescued from the balcony of their burning Epping home by CFA and MFB firefighters.

 8.00 AM 3 November, 2014

Burnoff gets out of hand at Plumpton

Just before 6pm last night (30th October), Caroline Springs and Melton Fire Brigades, along with MFB, were responded to a reported "burnoff out of control" in Plumpton Road, near the Melton Highway in Plumpton.

 8.28 PM 31 October, 2014

Praise for crews at Hillside grassfire

An early reminder of a likely busy fire season came to Hillside, north-west of Melbourne, with a grassfire burning more than two hectares of paddocks next to Galli court on Wednesday 22 October.

 3.37 PM 23 October, 2014

Kangaroo Ground & Research Fire Stations opened

District 14 Fire Brigades – Kangaroo Ground and Research; officially reopened their Fire Stations on Saturday, 18 October 2014.

 10.06 PM 22 October, 2014

Point Cook Brigade Annual Dinner 2014

Point Cook Brigade held its annual dinner at The Phoenix Hotel, Point Cook on 18 October 2014.

 11.42 AM 22 October, 2014

Fire at Maddingley tip

CFA attended a fire at an industrial tip near Bacchus Marsh overnight.

 1.29 PM 13 October, 2014

Thanks Max

The Whittlesea Diamond Valley (WDV Group is part of the Country Fire Authority and, like most CFA brigades, is staffed entirely by volunteers.

 4.56 PM 11 October, 2014

Wassing takes a stand against violence

CFA Assistant Chief Officer Mike Wassing says statistics about violence against women are shocking.

 7.58 AM 6 October, 2014

Driver offloads container on fire near Mickleham

A fire that started in a 20ft shipping container on the back of a truck  is being attended by CFA crews, including 10 tankers and two pumpers, just north of Mickelham on the Hume Freeway.

 3.02 PM 29 September, 2014

No more paws for concern in Mernda

A dog that was trapped in a stormwater drain at Mernda has been freed.

 1.27 PM 26 September, 2014

Refurbished Bulla CFA station opened

A $243,000 upgrade to Bulla CFA station was yesterday officially opened, boosting emergency response capabilities in Melbourne’s outer west.

 3.09 PM 21 September, 2014

Fire at Somerton timber facility

CFA and MFB are attending to a fire at a timber transfer station in Somerton.

 1.26 PM 17 September, 2014

Brigades shine in Diamo

Diamond Creek Fire Brigade held their annual torchlight procession through the Main Street of Diamond Creek on Saturday night (13 September).

 10.03 PM 15 September, 2014

Chief's ice bucket challenge

Chief Officer Euan Ferguson has completed his ice bucket challenge to raise awareness of Motor Neurone Disease.

 12.18 PM 15 September, 2014

Pirate ship destroyed in fire

Police will investigate a fire which destroyed a playground pirate ship in Point Cook this morning (02/09).

 4.51 PM 2 September, 2014

New field operations vehicles

Seven high-tech communications trucks worth more than $300,000 each are being deployed across the state to improve communications during major incidents and emergencies.

 8.30 AM 2 September, 2014

National Medal Awards for Craigieburn members

Craigieburn brigade had its annual brigade dinner on Saturday 23 August, where three members were presented with National Medals.

 5.07 PM 1 September, 2014

Firefighters graduate from Fiskville

Twenty-five firefighters graduated from Fiskville training college today, the second group of career firefighters to pass through the college this year.

 12.19 PM 29 August, 2014