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Cranbourne and Narre Warren social T20

Nineteen volunteers and staff from Cranbourne and Narre Warren brigades took part in the Inaugural social cricket match last Sunday 22 March.

 8.18 PM 27 March, 2015

Mallacoota completes community safety training

On Saturday 7 March Mallacoota Fire Brigade carried out a series of community safety courses. 

 3.49 PM 16 March, 2015

Cat saved but house severely damaged

Edithvale Brigade, supported by two MFB appliances, were called to reports of smoke issuing from a house in Aspendale Thursday afternoon. Upon arrival firefighters found that a fire was well established in the roof space of the weatherboard home.

 1.07 PM 13 March, 2015

Recalled fridge sparks fire

A family of four have had a lucky escape after a faulty fridge that had been recalled due to safety concerns started a fire in their home in the early hours of the morning.

 10.31 AM 13 March, 2015

Commitment to build new station at Edithvale

The Minister for Emergency Services, Hon. Jane Garrett MP, visited Edithvale Fire Brigade on Tuesday 10 March to receive a personal briefing on the progress towards realising the government's commitment of $2.5 million for a new fire station for the brigade

 9.45 PM 11 March, 2015

Hampton Park turns the heat up on prostate cancer

The team at Hampton Park Fire Brigade is turning the heat up and participating in the Big Aussie Barbie to raise funds and awareness for prostate cancer.

 6.34 PM 11 March, 2015

Aspendale house gutted

Edithvale CFA volunteers, supported by two MFB trucks, were called to a going house fire on 18 February.

 2.22 PM 20 February, 2015

30 years service to CFA

Operations Officer Trevor Logan celebrated 30 years of service to CFA today in a fun and informal way with his colleagues at District 22.

 3.51 PM 18 February, 2015

Valentine's Day blaze

For the second Saturday afternoon in a row, Edithvale volunteers, supported by Patterson River staff, were called to a fire at opposite ends of the same street in Aspendale Gardens.

 3.00 PM 15 February, 2015

Cranbourne East house destroyed in fire

A house in Cranbourne East has been destroyed by fire this afternoon (15 Feb).

 12.44 PM 15 February, 2015

Race car destroyed by fire

Responding to a call for a structure fire, Edithvale volunteers were confronted with a car fire totally involved inside a garage in Aspendale Gardens at approximately 2.30pm this afternoon.

 9.40 PM 7 February, 2015

Members manning portable weather stations

A Bureau of Meteorology (BoM) initiative 10 years ago to gather more accurate weather readings close to going fires has led to the strategic long-term placement of three portable automatic weather stations (PAWS) with fire brigades in Hazelwood North, Wangaratta Northand Horsham, and two with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP) at Altona.

 1.52 PM 30 January, 2015

Berwick house fire makes for a long weekend

At approximately 1825 on Sunday January 25, Berwick and Beaconsfield brigades were paged to a house fire in Gardiner Street, Berwick.

 1.47 PM 30 January, 2015

Phillip Island CFA Commendation

Three Phillip Island CFA members have been presented with the Chief Officers Commendation in recognition of the courage shown by them at a house fire in Cowes.

 3.24 PM 23 January, 2015

When businesses go over and above

We hear a lot of inspiring stories about CFA brigades but what about the local businesses and enterprises that put in time and time again to support our members to do what they do?

 9.28 AM 20 January, 2015

Fat fire fright

Rosebud Fire Brigade held their annual Community Safety event on the Rosebud foreshore last weekend.

 4.35 PM 15 January, 2015

Carrum Coast Guard Fun Run

Join Carrum Coast Guard for a fun run around Patterson River!

 8.34 PM 14 January, 2015

Hastings image reaches 75,000

The major fire in Hastings on Saturday 3 January 2015 had local residents rushing online for local information.

 2.21 PM 6 January, 2015

Skye fire through the roof

A house fire at Skye last night (Sunday 7 December) was attended by four trucks and a teleboom, with all occupants escaping the house safely before crews arrived.

 7.24 AM 8 December, 2014

Sink hole rescue

CFA crews have rescued a 45-year-old woman who fell into a sink hole which opened up in the ground at a property in Springvale before midday today (Tuesday 24 November).

 12.18 PM 25 November, 2014