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News posts from Keith Pakenham

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

Dogs sniff out trouble in Dandenong

In early May 2015 a training partnership was struck up between Dandenong Fire Brigade's B platoon and SARDA (Search and Rescue Dogs Australia).

4.41 PM 30 June, 2015

Jones Report video update

In 2011, the Jones Report of Inquiry into the Effect of Arrangements made by CFA on its Volunteers was tabled.

12.00 PM 17 February, 2015

Fat fire fright

Rosebud Fire Brigade held their annual Community Safety event on the Rosebud foreshore last weekend.

5.35 PM 15 January, 2015

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.

9.42 PM 14 November, 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.

1.36 AM 8 October, 2014

Magnificent Maffra

The main street of Maffra came alive on a beautiful winter’s day to celebrate the 100 years of service provided by the Maffra Fire Brigade.

12.01 PM 18 August, 2014

Hot fairway

Just before 8:30am on Tuesday 1 July Springvale brigade and MFB Pumper 33 were called to a fire at a Dingley golf course.

3.39 PM 1 July, 2014

High voltage collision

On Saturday 28 June a white Holden Commodore sedan collided with a concrete power pole on Lower Dandenong Road Dingley Village around 11:15am.

1.03 PM 30 June, 2014

Dog rescued from Doveton house fire

Crews from Hallam and Dandenong fire brigades responded to a house fire in Hawthorn Road Doveton just before midday on Sunday 15 June.

4.12 PM 16 June, 2014

Factory fire video & image update

Operations Officer Paul Carrigg provides an overview of the recent factory fire in Keysborough.

7.17 PM 28 May, 2014

Lang Lang BA training exercise

On 25 March Lang Lang Fire Brigade held their annual BA skills maintenance at Caldermeade farm. The night started with a BBQ and a briefing of the activities.

5.14 PM 11 April, 2014

Multi Agency display a hit

The Knox Fire Brigades Group hosted a Multi-Agency Specialist Appliance Day (MASAD14) last Sunday after the outstanding success of their previous events in 2010 and 2012.

6.40 PM 10 April, 2014

Hot act at music festival

Neerim South and Noojee fire brigades responded to a report of a “grass fire spreading” in McKenzie Rd, Neerim East at 1:47pm on Sunday 9th March.

4.53 PM 13 March, 2014

Wonthaggi Fire Station opening

Welcome to the new Wonthaggi Fire Station. I stand here today 15th Feb, proud to be a part of the best volunteer organisation in the world.

12.50 PM 12 March, 2014

CO talks about Hazelwood

Chief Officer Euan Ferguson talks about his visit to the Hazelwood open cut fire on Sunday 03 March.

9.18 PM 2 March, 2014

DCOs brief at the open cut

Deputy Chief Officers from CFA Alen Slijepcevic and MFB's Peter Rau give an overview of the fire status at Morwell.

8.38 PM 28 February, 2014

Builder rescue

Crews from Dandenong and Noble Park brigades assisted Ambulance Victoria paramedics in retrieving an injured builder from the first floor of a building site.

5.01 PM 18 February, 2014

What a load of rubbish!

Just after 4:20pm on Tuesday 4 February a fire began in the Knox Transfer Station in George St Wantirna South.

1.45 PM 6 February, 2014

Hot day structure fire

The heat was certainly on at a recycling plant fire in Dandenong South recently.

2.27 PM 4 February, 2014
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