News & Media

District 8 News

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

Toomuc brigade revs up RCH Appeal funds

A close partnership between Toomuc Fire Brigade and South Eastern Chrome Bumpers car enthusiasts club helped raise $8000 on Good Friday for the Royal Children’s Hospital Appeal.

 2.24 PM 10 April, 2015

Engulfed Endeavour Hills house collapses

CFA firefighters are still at the scene of a three storey house fire in Endeavour Hills.

 4.07 PM 2 April, 2015

Pakenham man receives burns while cooking

CFA is warning people about the dangers of using accelerants after a man was injured while cooking his dinner at home in Pakenham this afternoon.

 5.18 PM 1 April, 2015

Dandenong church fire

Police and CFA will investigate a suspicious fire at a catholic church in Dandenong this morning (1 April).

 8.16 AM 1 April, 2015

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.

 9.18 PM 27 March, 2015

Mallacoota completes community safety training

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

 4.49 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.

 2.07 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.

 11.31 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

 10.45 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.

 7.34 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.

 3.22 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.

 4.51 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.

 4.00 PM 15 February, 2015

Cranbourne East house destroyed in fire

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

 1.44 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.

 10.40 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.

 2.52 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.

 2.47 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.

 4.24 PM 23 January, 2015