News & Media

District 8 News

Ash Wednesday Bushfire Education Centre, Cockatoo

Built in 1977 by Cardinia Shire Council, the building at 2 McBride Street, Cockatoo was a Kindergarten until 2005.

 9.06 AM 14 February, 2017

Lyndhurst fire closes railway

CFA firefighters responded to a grassfire just before midday today, Tuesday 31 January, at Boland Drive in Lyndhurst.

 7.36 PM 31 January, 2017

Massive warehouse fire - 17 Jan 2007

Today (Tuesday 17 January 2017) is the 10th anniversary of a massive warehouse fire at DTM Logistics in Quantum Close, Dandenong South.

 2.44 PM 17 January, 2017

How do you like your eggs?

Residents along the Mornington Peninsula have been reminded of the danger of leaving their kids, pets and even eggs (!) in their cars on hot days.  

 9.52 AM 16 January, 2017

A purrfect rescue from Mt Eliza Fire Brigade

On Friday 30 December 2016, Mt Eliza Fire Brigade received a call out to a home on Quinns Parade where Merlot the adventurous orange tabby cat was stuck in a tree.

 12.23 PM 10 January, 2017

CFA Mount Martha family on film

It started with a university project but turned into a film that has inspired a community.

 9.33 AM 10 January, 2017

Volunteers helping volunteers

A partnership of volunteers supporting volunteers in the south-east is keeping five fire stations and their trucks spick-and-span.

 9.14 AM 21 December, 2016

Factory fire in Dandenong South

CFA crews have responded to an incident on Princes Highway in Dandenong South today (Saturday 3 December).

 9.35 PM 3 December, 2016

Phillip Island Fire Brigade opens its doors

Sunday 13 November was the day the community came to the fire station.  

 2.23 PM 25 November, 2016

CFA assists Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2016 Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix has been run and won for another year. 

 3.59 PM 24 October, 2016

Pakenham factory fire

Earlier this week (10 October) CFA attended a factory fire in Pakenham.

 11.19 AM 12 October, 2016

Wonthaggi community safety on the airwaves

Wonthaggi members have been using the reach of community radio for the past two years to put out safety messages to their community.

 4.11 PM 12 September, 2016

Fire destroys Dandenong business

A unit housing a business on Close Avenue in Dandenong was destroyed by fire around 5am this morning (8 Sept). 

 10.28 AM 8 September, 2016

Getting the truck out in Omeo Group

Locals describe Swifts Creek as “below the gap” at the foot of the Great Divide while Omeo 26 kilometres away is “above the gap” on the Great Divide.

 4.10 PM 5 September, 2016

CFA visits school from the sky

CFA visited one of the smallest schools in Victoria, dropping by from the sky in a helicopter – much to the delight of students.

 2.38 PM 26 August, 2016

Life saved in Noble Park

CFA firefighters saved the life of a woman last Wednesday night in what Incident Controller Josh Redfern (Dandenong Fire Brigade) described as a “tough rescue”. 

 11.33 AM 23 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.

 7.11 PM 14 August, 2016

Brigade’s secret home makeover stuns member

“I'm flabbergasted, touched and absolutely blown away.” In hospital for 20 days now, Paul Little can still scarcely believe that twenty members of his brigade gave up a whole Sunday to to help him and his family with much needed maintenance for the house and garden. 

 5.07 PM 2 August, 2016

NAIDOC Week celebration in District 11

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 2.28 PM 12 July, 2016

House fire on Mornington Peninsula

CFA responded to a house fire overnight in Tootgartook, on the Mornington Peninsula.

 10.24 AM 6 July, 2016