CFA rescue family from flood water

Member News image Photo: Beaconsfield Fire Brigade


CFA firefighters helped rescue a family of four from flood waters in Beaconsfield yesterday, 15 November.


Three CFA units from Beaconsfield Fire Brigade attended the scene with support from FRV crews and SES personnel.

Crews responded just before 5.10pm and arrived to find a vehicle stuck in approximately 800mm of flood water along Beaconsfield Avenue.

Beaconsfield Fire Brigade 1st Lieutenant and Incident Controller Mitchell Watkins said the car was stuck in “waist deep water”.

“The car wasn’t running, and they couldn’t get the windows down,” he said.

“After we carefully assessed the scene for hazards, we sent a firefighter into the water to safely open the vehicle doors and escort them out of the flood water.

“Everyone on scene did a great job of working together quickly bringing the occupants to safety.”

Firefighters provided the family with blankets for warmth and handed them to paramedics to be assessed.

Crews declared the scene safe at around 5.23pm.

1st Lt Watkins said with recent rainfall, this incident was a timely reminder for people to never drive through flood water.

“It only takes 15cm of floodwater for a small car to float or lose traction,” he said.


  • Member News imagePhoto: Beaconsfield Fire Brigade
  • Member News image Photo: Beaconsfield Fire Brigade
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