Year In Review: 2018

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Year In Review: 2018

It has been a busy year at Mount Eliza Fire Brigade. In 2018 we responded to over 277 fires and incidents. We’ve put together a list of the biggest events, incidents and fires for the year.


6th January – Fire at Carrum Downs

200 Firefighters Battle Blaze In Carrum Downs

25th January – House Fire at Mornington

26th January – Australia Day celebrations at Mt Eliza


26th January – Mornington Fire Brigade 100th Year Celebration

Celebrating Mornington Fire Brigade 100th Year


Valentines Day – Hazardous Material incident involving an asbestos building collapse on Nepean Highway at Olivers Hill.

Busy Valentines Day For Firefighters


7th March – Grass Fire along train line at Mornington

11th March –  Strike Teams dispatched to Gippsland


17th March – Kunyung Primary School Carnival

18th March – Mount Eliza Tanker and crew dispatched to South West Victoria bushfires as part of a Strike Team response


19th March – Grass fire started by a power pole transformer in Banool Reserve at Mount Eliza

20th March – Decking Fire at Mt Eliza

Busy Few Weeks For Firefighters

25th March – Mount Eliza Run+Fun Festival


30th March – Collected donations for the Good Friday Appeal



14th April – Intersection fundraising collection at Frankston


16th April – Shed Fire at Mount Eliza

22nd April  – Attended Bark in the Park at Mount Eliza



Attended the Camp Challenge Junior Camp at Camp Manyung where the kids had a fantastic time with the fire trucks.

Junior Camp 2018 – Supporting Kids With Cancer


4th July – House Fire with reports of a 12 year old trapped inside her burning home with her grandmother missing.

12th July – Two fires at separate petrol stations at Mornington

12th July – Reports of gun shots, which were later established to be illegal fireworks

14th July – Bunnings BBQ Fundraiser at Mornington



30th August – Chimney Fire at Canadian Bay Hotel

Patrons of Canadian Bay Hotel Have An Eventful Dinner


15th September – Shop Fire at Mount Eliza


12th October – Large Burn off which took three hours to extinguish

Unattended Burnoff Extinguished

28th October – Mount Eliza Fire Brigade Open Day with demonstrations from our junior brigade and SES, community competitions and more

Mt Eliza Fire Bridgade Open Day – All Welcome


9th November – Cat rescue at Mount Eliza


19th November – The first day of the declared Fire Danger Period led to a one-hectare grass fire at Mount Eliza

29th November – Mount Eliza member sent to Queensland to assist with their firefight



1st December – On the first day of Summer we were responded to a large grass fire at Mount Martha


15th & 16th December – Christmas Present and Santa visits

we would like to wish everyone a safe Christmas and a very Happy New Year.

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