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

Posted by Mt Eliza Fire Brigade on Thursday, 25 January 2018


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

Members from Mt Eliza along with Mt Eliza Tanker have been responded as part of strike team 0802 to assist at a fire at Darnum in West Gippsland.

Posted by Mt Eliza Fire Brigade on Saturday, 10 March 2018


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

At 3.51am this morning Mt Eliza Tanker was activated as part of strike team 0802 to assist with the fires in South West Victoria. Currently the crew is in Campertown assisting with a fire around Lake Gnotuk, video attached was taken by a local resident at around midnight.REMINDER TODAY Sunday 18th of March is a Total Fire Ban for the South West and Central Fire Districts (This includes the Mornington Peninsula) also a severe weather warning in place for DAMAGING WINDS for most of southern half of Victoria.

Posted by Mt Eliza Fire Brigade on Saturday, 17 March 2018


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

We're here at the My Mount Eliza Run+Fun Festival. Come say Hi, meet our volunteers and see our fire truck!

Posted by Mt Eliza Fire Brigade on Saturday, 24 March 2018


30th March – Collected donations for the Good Friday Appeal

We are out on the streets!Volunteers are currently on the streets of Mt Eliza shaking tins and collecting money for…

Posted by Mt Eliza Fire Brigade on Thursday, 29 March 2018



14th April – Intersection fundraising collection at Frankston

We're at the corner of Fletcher Road and Nepean Highway in Frankston collecting donations and raising money for Mt Eliza Fire Brigade. Come drive past if you wish to donate.

Posted by Mt Eliza Fire Brigade on Friday, 13 April 2018


16th April – Shed Fire at Mount Eliza

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

We're here at Bark in the Park Mt Eliza. If you are at the event, come and chat to us about fire safety, or ask us any fire related questions you may have. We are located at the entry near the Scout Hall.

Posted by Mt Eliza Fire Brigade on Saturday, 21 April 2018



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

It's a sunny weekend, so come head down to Bunnings Mornington and pick up some supplies for your home, a snag and have a look at our fire truck. The kids (and adults) are enjoying jumping in the truck!

Posted by Mt Eliza Fire Brigade on Friday, 13 July 2018



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

It's the old saying that firefighters get cats out of trees. Well today that was exactly the case when this little pussy…

Posted by Mt Eliza Fire Brigade on Thursday, 8 November 2018


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

MT ELIZA FIREFIGHTER HEADS TO QUEENSLAND Mt Eliza Firefighter Alesha Good will depart today as part of a 12 person…

Posted by Mt Eliza Fire Brigade on Wednesday, 28 November 2018



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

1st day of summer, what we can expect this coming fire season.On early Saturday evening on the 1st of December. Mt…

Posted by Mt. Martha Fire Brigade on Sunday, 2 December 2018


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

It's an eventful weekend with our annual Christmas Present Drop and Christmas Tree sales.You may see Santa driving…

Posted by Mt Eliza Fire Brigade on Friday, 14 December 2018

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

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