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District 8 News

Brigades benefit from $200,000 water boost

Blocked hose nozzles, an unusable toilet and almost draining a town’s water supply are all in the past for some of the brigades benefitting from a generous donation by water tank manufacturer, Kingspan Water.

 2.00 PM 31 August, 2016

Gloves a must for echidna rescue

Firefighters from Corinella Fire Brigade took time out from a routine maintenance run last Sunday to offer a helping (gloved) hand to an echidna stuck on a roadside. 

 12.53 PM 30 August, 2016

Fire destroys Springvale home

CFA’s fire investigators continue to work with police this morning (29 August), after a Springvale home was destroyed by fire last night.

 9.51 AM 29 August, 2016

CFA visits school from the sky

CFA visited one of the smallest schools in Victoria, dropping by from the sky in a helicopter – much to the delight of students.

 1.38 PM 26 August, 2016

Bittern aces section 29

At Bittern Fire Brigade's bi-annual dinner on Saturday 13 August, District 8 Operations Manager Mark Kennedy presented Captain Andrew Brown with a certificate acknowledging the outstanding achievement by the brigade in achieving 100 per cent compliance during their annual Section 29 inspection.

 4.20 PM 25 August, 2016

Hot rod destroyed in shed fire

A hot rod was among items destroyed in a shed fire in Narre Warren North overnight (24 August).

 4.22 PM 24 August, 2016

Life saved in Noble Park

CFA firefighters saved the life of a woman last Wednesday night in what Incident Controller Josh Redfern (Dandenong Fire Brigade) described as a “tough rescue”. 

 10.33 AM 23 August, 2016

Casey Group lays hose under pressure

On Sunday 24 July, brigades in Casey Group (District 8) participated in a relay pumping practical exercise based at the Monash University Berwick campus flowing into the car park of the Nossal High School.

 6.11 PM 14 August, 2016

Emergency Services Blood Challenge 2016

CFA take the lead in the 2016 Blood Challenge although it is still a tight race with the finish on Wednesday 31 August 2016.

 4.03 PM 12 August, 2016

Rosebud woman rescued from burning home

CFA firefighters battled through thick smoke to rescue a woman in her 40's from a Rosebud home on Coleman Crescent, around 6am Wednesday.

 8.09 AM 10 August, 2016

Teenager badly burnt in cooking fire

A teenager was severely burnt when he tried to move a pan of oil, which caught fire on a stove in Dandenong early this morning. 

 9.57 AM 8 August, 2016

A great day at Corinella

Under grey skies the members of the Corinella Fire Brigade and the local community gathered at Corinella Fire Station to celebrate a significant milestone in the brigade’s history.

 1.11 PM 4 August, 2016

Fire in commercial kitchen

A quick response by CFA firefighters helped to minimise damage to a Cranbourne food processing plant after a fire in the kitchen.

 10.00 AM 3 August, 2016

Brigade’s secret home makeover stuns member

“I'm flabbergasted, touched and absolutely blown away.” In hospital for 20 days now, Paul Little can still scarcely believe that twenty members of his brigade gave up a whole Sunday to to help him and his family with much needed maintenance for the house and garden. 

 4.07 PM 2 August, 2016

New recruits tour District 8

Eleven of CFA’s newest firefighters toured nine facilities and fire stations across District 8 on Tuesday (12 July). 

 12.42 PM 14 July, 2016

NAIDOC Week celebration in District 11

NAIDOC Week celebrations are held across Australia each July to celebrate the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

 1.28 PM 12 July, 2016

South East Check Maps and competition

Brigades in the south-east are being encouraged to make sure their spatial vision maps are correct and fit for CFA use before the books are printed in April 2017.

 1.48 PM 4 July, 2016

Air-conditioning unit falls in supermarket

Firefighters worked with a range of businesses and tradespeople to ensure no one was hurt when an air-conditioning unit fell through a supermarket ceiling on Sunday night (26 June).  

 12.12 PM 1 July, 2016

Resident escapes Frankston Sth unit fire

The quick actions of a firefighter has helped an elderly resident to escape to safety, after a fire – thought to be caused by a faulty electric blanket – started in the bedroom of her retirement village unit in Frankston South at around 5.30am on Sunday 26 June.

 10.00 AM 26 June, 2016

Edithvale CFA hits Barcelona

Edithvale Brigade member Vince Kinna has just competed in the Extreme Barcelona ISA World Championship 2016 (scootering) representing Australia.

 1.42 PM 20 June, 2016