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The girls fire up

For the first time in its 80-year history, the girls have outnumbered the guys on a recruit course at Mount Eliza Fire Brigade.  

 8.52 AM 25 January, 2017

Carrum Downs breaks incidents record

CFA’s Carrum Downs Fire Brigade volunteers have had a busy few weeks attending a range of incidents, allowing the brigade to break its incident record for 2016, with 470 call-outs.

 11.08 AM 20 January, 2017

Massive warehouse fire - 17 Jan 2007

Today (Tuesday 17 January 2017) is the 10th anniversary of a massive warehouse fire at DTM Logistics in Quantum Close, Dandenong South.

 2.44 PM 17 January, 2017

How do you like your eggs?

Residents along the Mornington Peninsula have been reminded of the danger of leaving their kids, pets and even eggs (!) in their cars on hot days.  

 9.52 AM 16 January, 2017

A purrfect rescue from Mt Eliza Fire Brigade

On Friday 30 December 2016, Mt Eliza Fire Brigade received a call out to a home on Quinns Parade where Merlot the adventurous orange tabby cat was stuck in a tree.

 12.23 PM 10 January, 2017

CFA Mount Martha family on film

It started with a university project but turned into a film that has inspired a community.

 9.33 AM 10 January, 2017

Rosebud shop fire

CFA firefighters are at the scene of a shop fire in Pt Nepean Road in Rosebud.

 6.18 PM 26 December, 2016

Fire in Officer

CFA crews were called to reports of a house fire in Turnbridge Road in Officer shortly after 5pm today, Saturday 24 December.

 7.02 PM 24 December, 2016

Volunteers helping volunteers

A partnership of volunteers supporting volunteers in the south-east is keeping five fire stations and their trucks spick-and-span.

 9.14 AM 21 December, 2016

Dromana shop catches fire

CFA crews attended a structure fire at a fish and chip shop on Point Nepean Rd this morning. 

 8.45 AM 21 December, 2016

Dandenong Cornerstone free lunch

On Monday 19 December, Dandenong Neighbourhood House held a free lunch at Cornerstone in Walker Street Dandenong from 11am.

 2.04 PM 20 December, 2016

Neighbour wakes residents to lounge room fire

A neighbour banging on their front door alerted residents of a fire in their lounge room in Dandenong on King George Pde just after midnight last night (14 December). 

 10.17 AM 14 December, 2016

Drouin West holds CFA Open Day with local market

Any brigade holding an open day hopes to attract large crowds, but sometimes this can be difficult especially in the busy pre-Christmas period.

 11.33 PM 12 December, 2016

Bathtub rescue in Dandenong

Late last night (11 December) CFA responded to a call out of an unusual nature.

 8.00 AM 12 December, 2016

Girl thanks fireys for life-saving medical help

The members of B Shift at Pakenham Fire Station had a surprise visitor today when 13-year-old Shanae Sykes from Pakenham knocked on the door to say thank you for responding to her family’s Triple Zero call for help on two occasions recently.

 9.40 PM 8 December, 2016

Mornington Fire Brigade 100-year anniversary

Mornington Fire Brigade is planning to celebrate its 100th anniversary through a series of events and initiatives. 

 12.42 PM 29 November, 2016

Frankston firefighters save a life

Firefighters from Frankston had to break down the front door of a house to rescue a woman trapped in a burning house in Frankston this week.

 7.30 AM 29 November, 2016

Harkaway Fire Safe Day

Students at Harkaway Primary School teach the fire safety message to each other on Fire Safe Day.

 1.29 PM 26 November, 2016

Help for Dairy is here to assist

The Help for Dairy initiative is at it again, offering assistance for up to five more CFA brigades. (See news and media story here)

 3.27 PM 25 November, 2016

Phillip Island Fire Brigade opens its doors

Sunday 13 November was the day the community came to the fire station.  

 2.23 PM 25 November, 2016