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Victorians to assist with SA fires

Around 300 Victorian emergency services personnel will travel to South Australia today to assist with firefighting efforts in the state’s Pinery region.

 1.27 PM 26 November, 2015

Bangholme grass fire

Firefighters worked to bring a slow-moving grass fire at Bangholme under control at 5.50pm this afternoon.

 4.06 PM 24 November, 2015

Dandenong court fire

UPDATE 1.30pm:  Fire investigators are no longer treating the fire at a Dandenong court house as suspicious.  The fire is believed to have started in an air conditioning unit.

 7.24 AM 16 November, 2015

SE brigades prepped for property advice visits

More than 130 volunteers from 30 brigades across CFA's South East Region are now ready to deliver fire safety advice to communities under the Property Advice Visit Service.

 12.46 PM 11 November, 2015

Wonthaggi Open Day

Over 300 people visited Wonthaggi Fire Brigade Sunday 25 October.

 7.54 AM 26 October, 2015

Sorrento Baths destroyed

UPDATE: Firefighters have battled an intense blaze overnight which has destroyed The Baths restaurant on Pt Nepean Road at Sorrento.

 10.39 PM 18 October, 2015

The Force is strong with Hampton Park

The community turned out in FORCE to the annual Lynbrook Lantern Festival, and the team from Hampton Park Fire Brigade was on hand to help prevent the dark side from destroying the good work of the Lynbrook community. 

 12.22 PM 11 October, 2015

Dandenong South fire

CFA responded to a building fire at an industrial waste site in Dandenong South around 8.35am on Sunday, 11 October.

 10.54 AM 11 October, 2015

Victoria's largest fire station opens

CFA’s busiest fire station is officially opening its new home in Dandenong which is now the biggest fire station in Victoria.

 1.10 PM 10 October, 2015

ROADwhyz at Lakes Entrance

It was a dark and stormy night.

 2.06 PM 5 October, 2015

Rye Fire Brigade recruiting video

Rye Fire Brigade has produced an in-house video to recruit new members. 

 9.22 AM 1 October, 2015

Dandenong South hazmat fire

CFA has successfully contained a chemical fire at a Dandenong South factory overnight. 

 9.09 AM 15 September, 2015

Deaf member comes in loud and clear

While Peter Busch was born deaf, this experienced Glenaladale firefighter knows that a roaring bushfire leaves everyone on the fireground hard of hearing and gesturing wildly to get their messages across.

 1.26 PM 24 August, 2015

South East Assistant Chief updates ABC Radio

Every fortnight Trevor Owen, the Assistant Chief Officer of CFA's South East Region joins Sian Gard on ABC Gippsland Breakfast.

 10.04 AM 20 August, 2015

Man rescued from Keysborough crash

CFA firefighters have helped to successfully rescue a man after his car flipped into a drain in Keysborough.

 2.35 PM 14 August, 2015

Fireys rescue man from car in water at Keysborough

CFA firefighters have rescued a man after his car overturned into an open drain following an accident in Keysborough last night.

 12.02 PM 13 August, 2015

Helicopter crash Cannons Creek

CFA brigades, Coastguard and Victoria Police are responding to a helicopter crash in Cannons Creek today. 

 2.06 PM 9 August, 2015

Gunai Kurnai CFA members Celebrate NAIDOC Week

Lake Tyers Aboriginal Trust satellite brigade  hosted friends, family and community for a NAIDOC Week barbecue in East Gippsland.

 9.03 AM 16 July, 2015

Safe Mistakes visits Cranbourne Botanical Gardens

On Tuesday 30 June and Wednesday 1 July, District 8 sent along the Safe Mistakes trailer to the Cranbourne Botanical Gardens to interact with parents and children that were attending the centre during the school holidays.

 11.19 AM 3 July, 2015

Dogs sniff out trouble in Dandenong

In early May 2015 a training partnership was struck up between Dandenong Fire Brigade's B platoon and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dogs Australia).

 3.41 PM 30 June, 2015