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Springvale house fire

CFA and MFB crews were called to a well alight house fire in Springvale just after 1am today Monday 24 November.  

 7.37 AM 24 November, 2014

Fire at old school in Endeavour Hills

CFA crews attended a fire at an abandoned secondary school building in Endeavour Hills just before midnight last night.

 7.23 AM 21 November, 2014

Chief leads diversity-focused recruit course

The Chief Officer has helped mentor a group of new recruits at Noble Park’s first-ever training session targeting people from diverse backgrounds.

 8.24 AM 19 November, 2014

Governor General at Main Ridge

In glorious sunshine, His Excellency Governor Sir Peter Cosgrove Governor General of the Commonwealth of Australia officially opened the new Main Ridge Fire Station.

 8.42 PM 14 November, 2014

Monash Freeway chemical spill

UPDATE WED 2:30PM: Specialist Hazardous Materials Firefighters have stabilised a chemical spill which closed the Monash Freeway.

 12.09 PM 12 November, 2014

Fire at Sandown Racecourse

An upper level restaurant and bar at Sandown Racecourse in Springvale has been significantly damaged by fire.

 11.30 AM 12 November, 2014

Early call to Rye house fire

CFA crews had an early morning call to a fully involved house fire in Rye.

 8.26 AM 12 November, 2014

Smoke alarm saves Endeavour Hills woman

A working smoke alarm has saved an elderly woman from her burning home in Endeavour Hills this morning.

 8.02 AM 5 November, 2014

Rosebud firefighter to compete in City2Sea

CFA’s Senior Station Officer at Rosebud Fire Station, Michelle Snow, will captain a team competing in City2Sea on Sunday 16 November, fundraising for Arthritis Victoria.

 2.54 PM 29 October, 2014

Residents urged to take care burning off

As temperatures begin to heat up, CFA has urged residents in the state’s south east to take extreme care when burning off.

 8.53 AM 29 October, 2014

Neighbourhood Watch Family Fun Day

Casey Neighbourhood Watch recently held their bi-annual Neighbourhood Watch Family Fun Day at the Cranbourne Racing Centre.

 9.16 AM 28 October, 2014

Unusual dog rescue for Narre Warren crews

Pet dogs were among some of the worst affected from yesterday’s thunderstorms across Melbourne. As a result of the wild weather, Narre Warren brigade was called to an unusual dog rescue. 

 9.05 AM 28 October, 2014

Working smoke alarm wakes couple just in time

A Pakenham couple are lucky to be alive according to Pakenham CFA Senior Station Officer Greg Milne, after a working smoke alarm alerted them to a house fire early this morning.

 1.48 PM 21 October, 2014

Casey Safety Village Cranbourne

Once again the school holiday program held at the Casey Safety Village in Cranbourne was a huge success over the three days with large attendance numbers on each day.

 7.48 AM 17 October, 2014

Light aircraft crash at Chelsea

CFA is at the scene of a light plane crash at Chelsea.

 1.06 PM 14 October, 2014

Fire at old Doveton school

CFA is at the scene of a fire in a disused school at Doveton.

 12.00 PM 13 October, 2014

Officer's scrappy fire

Just after 5pm on Sunday the 5th of October multiple calls were coming in for a large column of thick black smoke north of the Princes Freeway on Rix Road Officer.

 12.36 AM 8 October, 2014

Arthur Haynes on Canadian deployment

Officer in Charge of Mornington Fire Station Arthur Haynes was deployed to Canada as a safety officer. He worked entirely on the Mt McAllister fire, living at a demountable base camp housing up to 380 people near the fireline and beside a runway.

 9.41 AM 3 October, 2014

New multi-agency emergency hub

Fire services personnel in the Southern Metropolitan region have a new headquarters and multi-agency facility with the official opening of the $5 million CFA District 8 Headquarters and Southern Metropolitan Region Emergency Management Complex in Dandenong South.

 3.59 PM 24 September, 2014

Get Involved Project

On Friday 12 September a closing ceremony was held at the City of Casey council chambers for 28 multicultural students from Gleneagles Secondary College in Endeavour Hills as part of the City of Casey Get Involved Project.

 8.32 AM 16 September, 2014