Tag Archives: CFA

CFA Bushfire Planning Workshop – Online

Ferntree Gully CFA are holding an Online Bushfire Planning Workshop on Zoom. This is especially essential for residents living near Koolunga Reserve. A well thought-out plan can save your life. Use the QR code in the image to register to … Continue reading

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Night of destruction on the mountain that will never be forgotten

During the night of 9 June, the strongest winds in the last 50 plus years came from the South East and caused an enormous amount of destruction and heartache on our beloved mountain range. Continue reading

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Storm Damage Support Resources

Ferntree Gully News is saddened to witness the devastation caused to the Dandenongs and surrounds by the recent storms in June 2021. Continue reading

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Notice – CFA Bushfire Information session

Due to the cooler and damper conditions currently being experienced, Ferntree Gully CFA is cancelling our bushfire information meetings at Phillipa St and Hatherleigh Grove on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th Feb. The meeting scheduled for Quarry Reserve Sunday 21st … Continue reading

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CFA’s Bushfire Community Survey

The latest seasonal outlook predicts a lower risk of long-running bushfires than last year, when 1.5 million hectares of Victoria burned, but grassfires remain a high risk across the state. More than 600 people in some of Victoria’s highest risk … Continue reading

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Fire Action Week 2020

Message from Harriet Shing MP Victorians are being urged to prepare for the upcoming summer fire season with Fire Action Week. Fire and rescue agencies have started their preparations under a COVIDSafe plan this year to ensure burns and fuel … Continue reading

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Knox Community responds generously to bushfire tragedy

The bushfire crisis across Victoria and around the country has dominated headlines this summer. In this time of great tragedy, we have seen the very best of the Knox community. Knox Council has been inundated with messages from residents looking … Continue reading

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Bushfire Information 2020

It is important that residents source consistent information to ensure there’s no confusion, especially in relation to such crucial issues as bushfire. Residents who are eager to have localised, specific information and warnings regarding their local area (both within and … Continue reading

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Happy 75th Birthday – Ferntree Gully CFA

On 14 July 2017, Ferntree Gully Volunteer CFA Fire Brigade celebrated seven and a half decades of unbroken voluntary service to our community and the State of Victoria. The gala dinner at the Knox Civic Centre was the highlight of … Continue reading

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CFA: Volunteering since 1926

A Captain’s Call in a proud tradition Captain Seamus Smith reflects on the history of Ferntree Gully CFA, and some of the current challenges faced. When our member Graham Crichton asked me to write an article for the Ferntree Gully News, … Continue reading

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