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New station for Pakenham Upper

Firefighters were sad to farewell their 70-year-old fire station in Bourkes Creek Road, Pakenham Upper, but quick to welcome the new $500.000 replacement at the official opening of the Pakenham Upper Fire Station on Sunday.

 3.54 PM 11 April, 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

Cardinia Group thanks the community

The 18 brigades in Cardinia Group are inviting the community to watch the movie 'Inside Out' on the big screen on Saturday 9 April at Holm Park Recreation Reserve in Beaconsfield from 5pm.

 8.10 PM 29 March, 2016

CFA working with Dandenong Neighbourhood House

Between Monday 21 March and Wednesday 23 March members of South East Region community safety team ran some home fire safety sessions as part of a partnership with Dandenong Neighbourhood House.

 1.21 PM 24 March, 2016

Tooradin light plane crash

CFA attended a light plane crash at Tooradin around 1.30pm Sunday 20 March. 

 8.33 AM 21 March, 2016

Bunnings Family Easter evening

On Thursday 17 March Bunnings Dandenong held its Family Easter evening in the car park.

 10.06 AM 18 March, 2016

Harmony Festival 2016

Springvale Neighbourhood House held its 2016 Harmony Festival in Harmony Square, Dandenong on Wednesday 16 March.

 3.38 PM 17 March, 2016

Cardinia Group thanks the community

On Saturday 9 April, brigades in the Cardinia Group are joining forces to thank the community. 

 9.04 PM 10 March, 2016

Car burns brightly in fire

A car was destroyed by fire in Keysborough last night.

 2.52 PM 25 February, 2016

Boats destroyed in Blairgowrie

Two boats have been destroyed and several damaged in a fire at Blairgowrie this afternoon.

 4.11 PM 20 February, 2016

Berwick house fire

A house was destroyed by fire in Berwick last night, 19 February.

 10.15 AM 20 February, 2016

Noble Park church fire

CFA crews were called to respond to an early morning church fire on Joy Parade in Noble Park.

 8.41 AM 17 February, 2016

Eastlink crane rollover

CFA crews are working to secure a crane which has overturned on Eastlink at Keysborough this morning. 

 9.44 AM 11 February, 2016

Smoke alarm saves Red Hill family

A working smoke alarm has helped a Red Hill couple escape their burning home at the weekend. 

 12.41 PM 8 February, 2016

Intense fire at Berwick gym

CFA crews responded to a fire at a gym in Enterprise Avenue in Berwick overnight.

 8.10 AM 3 February, 2016

Bushfires and horses

On Saturday 20 February, Upper Beaconsfield Fire Briagde, alongside the Upper Beaconsfield Pony Club, is holding an information session about horses and bushfires. from 

 7.00 PM 2 February, 2016

D8 brigades get into PAVS

Late last year, Upper Beaconsfield brigade hosted a Property Advice Visit Service training session with other local brigades in attendance.

 4.52 PM 1 February, 2016

Woman, dog rescued at Mt Eliza

CFA specialist rescue crews have helped free a woman and her dog from a cliff in Mount Eliza this morning (Tuesday). 

 11.47 AM 19 January, 2016

Crib Point fire destroys home

Firefighters have contained a large fire which burnt through 83ha of bushland and destroyed a house at Crib Point yesterday (Monday). 

 8.35 AM 19 January, 2016