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Bunyip member has 70 years with one brigade

On Saturday night 22 October Bunyip Fire Brigade held its Annual Awards and Dinner night at the Bunyip Football Club Social Rooms.  

 12.35 PM 9 November, 2016

Trucks up in flames in Braeside

Five trucks were destroyed by a suspicious early morning fire in Braeside on Boundary Road on 9 November .

 10.47 AM 9 November, 2016

Mt Eliza gets into the Halloween spirit

On the eve of Halloween the Mt Eliza Fire Brigade transformed their station into a spooky wonderland.

 8.31 AM 3 November, 2016

Fire safety starts early in Bass Coast

Whilst a great deal of our Fire Brigade attention recently has been on the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, other and equally important activities have been undertaken by our Brigades here in Bass Coast.

 1.44 PM 31 October, 2016

District 8 interfaith tour

On Monday 24 October, an interfaith multicultural tour commenced from District 8 Headquarters Dandenong starting with a presentation by Maha Sukkar from the Victorian Police Multicultural Unit on understanding Muslims and Islam in Australia. 

 2.51 PM 27 October, 2016

Member Engagement Volunteer Reference Group

The Volunteer Reference Group (VRG) is vital in assisting with the planning and organising of the State Forum each year; and is used as a reference for other matters relating to the role of volunteers in CFA community safety engagement and education.

 11.56 AM 26 October, 2016

CFA assists Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

The 2016 Michelin Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix has been run and won for another year. 

 2.59 PM 24 October, 2016

District 27 pre-summer exercise

On 16 October, the District 27 team conducted their annual pre-summer exercise.

 1.03 PM 21 October, 2016

Building fire in Dandenong South

This morning (21 October) CFA firefighters attended a building fire on England Street in Dandenong South.

 7.38 AM 21 October, 2016

Pakenham factory fire

Earlier this week (10 October) CFA attended a factory fire in Pakenham.

 10.19 AM 12 October, 2016

CFA assists SES with rooftop safety

Specialist CFA firefighters assisted storm-affected residents in the Dandenong Ranges. Urban Search and Rescue (Category 2), Rooftop safety with Chainsaw, and Impact Assessment teams were all deployed in response to the storm damage.

 9.20 AM 11 October, 2016

Simon Mildren is a keeper

Last week District 8 personnel including Station Officer Simon Mildren responded to a call out of an unusual nature.

 2.28 PM 4 October, 2016

More CFA stations now EMR capable

CFA firefighters at integrated brigades will help protect more Victorian lives by responding to life-threatening medical emergencies alongside Ambulance Victoria paramedics.

 11.25 AM 3 October, 2016

Fatal townhouse fire in Dandenong

Just before 8am on Saturday 1 October CFA crews from Dandenong and Hallam responded to multiple calls of a townhouse fire.

 1.14 PM 1 October, 2016

Arthurs Seat gas leak

CFA is currently attending a large gas leak in Arthurs Seat near Dromana.

 12.20 PM 28 September, 2016

Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade members say thank you

On Monday 19 September, Nar Nar Goon Fire Brigade members attended the funeral of the captain's wife. 

 10.37 AM 27 September, 2016

Wonthaggi community safety on the airwaves

Wonthaggi members have been using the reach of community radio for the past two years to put out safety messages to their community.

 3.11 PM 12 September, 2016

Fire destroys Dandenong business

A unit housing a business on Close Avenue in Dandenong was destroyed by fire around 5am this morning (8 Sept). 

 9.28 AM 8 September, 2016

Getting the truck out in Omeo Group

Locals describe Swifts Creek as “below the gap” at the foot of the Great Divide while Omeo 26 kilometres away is “above the gap” on the Great Divide.

 3.10 PM 5 September, 2016

Woman cut from crushed car

CFA firefighters rescued a woman trapped in a car, following a two-car collision around 12pm on Ballarto Rd in Junction Village today (1 September).

 2.28 PM 1 September, 2016