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Tag Archives: CFA
Ferntree Gully News is heartbroken to witness the devastation caused to the Dandenongs and surrounds by the recent storms in June 2021. A huge thank you to our local emergency crews, such as the SES and CFA, for all that … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
On Friday morning, 19 June, Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade in conjunction with the Ferntree Gully Eastern Regional Library, held their fourth ‘Fun Story Time’ at the Ferntree Gully Fire Station. There were loads of activities for the children including stories … Continue reading