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Boy freed from vending machine

Firefighters have helped free a child whose arm became trapped in a toy vending machine at Pakenham this afternoon (11 January).

 2.33 PM 11 January, 2016

Fireys rescue man pinned by tractor

Firefighters have helped free an elderly man who became pinned under a tractor after an accident in Mt Martha this afternoon.

 3.44 PM 7 January, 2016

When life imitates training

When Carrum Downs turned out to a fire at a small factory last November, there was something eerily familiar about the whole thing. In fact, only three months earlier the brigade had turned out to an almost identical incident – but as part of a training exercise.

 12.21 PM 4 January, 2016

House destroyed in Lysterfield fire

A family home was destroyed by fire in Lysterfield last night (22 Dec).

 11.10 AM 23 December, 2015

Asylum seekers’ childhood dreams come true

From an early age, Noble Park volunteer firefighters Aida Pahang and husband Abbas Abdallahi wanted to help their community. 

 1.52 PM 14 December, 2015

No alarm at Noble Park fire

Firefighters have helped save a Noble Park house from being destroyed after a garage fire spread to the home’s roof early this morning. 

 4.08 PM 26 November, 2015

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.

 2.27 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.

 5.06 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.

 8.24 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.

 1.46 PM 11 November, 2015

Wonthaggi Open Day

Over 300 people visited Wonthaggi Fire Brigade Sunday 25 October.

 8.54 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.

 11.39 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. 

 1.22 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.

 11.54 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.

 2.10 PM 10 October, 2015

ROADwhyz at Lakes Entrance

It was a dark and stormy night.

 3.06 PM 5 October, 2015

Rye Fire Brigade recruiting video

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

 10.22 AM 1 October, 2015

Dandenong South hazmat fire

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

 10.09 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.

 2.26 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.

 11.04 AM 20 August, 2015