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Helicopter crash Cannons Creek

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

 3.06 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.

 10.03 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.

 12.19 PM 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).

 4.41 PM 30 June, 2015

Cardinia Group Burns Management

On the evening of Wednesday 17 June, Pakenham Fire Station hosted a unique burns management training session with an integrated multi-agency focus.

 2.51 AM 18 June, 2015

Smoke alarm saves Mt Eliza woman

A working smoke alarm has saved an elderly woman from her burning home in Mount Eliza overnight.

 11.00 AM 3 June, 2015

Keysborough factory fire

Firefighters were able to quickly control a fire at a factory in Keysborough this afternoon.

 5.44 PM 1 June, 2015

Emergency services test crisis response

Firefighters from across the Geelong area were called to reports of a chemical smell on a V/Line train which started to affect passengers on board. This set the scene for a counter terrorism exercise which was undertaken at V/Line’s Depot at Geelong West this morning (Saturday 30 May).

 12.28 PM 30 May, 2015

Silvan exercise a success

Brigades from Silvan, Monbulk, Mt Evelyn, Lilydale, Belgrave, Montrose, Kalorama and Ranges Group took part in a major multi-agency exercise on Sunday 24 May at the Silvan Water Treatment Plant, in the Dandenong Ranges.  

 2.54 PM 29 May, 2015

Fire at fast food restaurant

Pakenham Fire Brigade was called to a fire in the kitchen at Hungry Jacks Pakenham at around 6.50 this morning (28 May). 

 1.01 PM 28 May, 2015

Lucky residents escape two house fires

Two home owners are counting their losses and blessings this morning after their homes were damaged or destroyed by fire.

 12.28 PM 21 May, 2015

Somerville honours long-serving firefighter

Somerville was at a standstill on Saturday 9 May to honour Somerville Fire Brigade's most senior firefighter, who passed away on 4 May.

 2.58 PM 18 May, 2015

Emergency response drill at Silvan Water Plant

Melbourne Water will conduct an emergency response exercise to test the incident procedures at the Silvan Water Treatment Plant on Stoneyford Road, Silvan on 24 May 2015. 

 5.02 PM 15 May, 2015

House collapses in fire

CFA firefighters were called to a fully involved house fire in Narre Warren North this afternoon.

 1.54 PM 11 May, 2015

Suspicious fire at Wonthaggi

CFA and police will investigate the cause of a fire in Wonthaggi this morning after fire destroyed a house overnight.

 12.37 PM 6 May, 2015

Multiple fires in Wonthaggi overnight

Emergency services were pushed overnight with more than four structures involved in fire in a 2 hour period with all being suspicious in nature.

 2.27 PM 26 April, 2015

CFA band to rock 'The Burv'

CFA band The Red Austins has organised an 'end-of-fire-season' gig at The Burvale on Friday 15 May for local staff, volunteers, friends, family and anyone else who wants to come along.

 1.39 PM 24 April, 2015

Hallam brigade responds to Monash car crash

Hallam brigade attended a nasty two-car crash at 11.30am today at the intersection of the Belgrave-Hallam Road and Monash Freeway.

 2.21 PM 22 April, 2015

Mystery man killed in the Great War

A picture is worth a thousand words – if only that was true with a portrait CFA has of Corporal John Sparks who was killed in action during the First World War.

 1.17 PM 21 April, 2015

Gippsland community bushfire forum this October

Capitalising on the success of the 2014 Living with Bushfire community conference, event organisers have announced the event will continue in 2015. Federation University Australia’s Gippsland Campus in Churchill will again host the event, with conference dates set for Friday 2 and Saturday 3 October. 

 1.15 PM 17 April, 2015