Category Archives: Brigade News

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Mt. Eliza’s message to B Positive

On Tuesday 6 August Mt. Eliza Fire Brigade took on the Australian Red Cross RED25 Emergency Services Blood Challenge, saving more than 40 lives.

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It’s in Mt Eliza’s blood!

Every Tuesday Mt. Eliza Fire Brigade would normally have training; however, on Tuesday 6 August, they’re painting the town red.

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BA Skills Maintenance Training Night

On Tuesday for the Brigade’s weekly training night, members participated in Breathing Apparatus skills maintenance session in preparation for the introduction of new BA sets for emergency service responders, including Vic Police, MFB and Ambulance Victoria.

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Meet Tom, The Newest Fire Fighter At Mt Eliza

Meet Tom, he has down syndrome and is the brother of Emily who joined the brigade in January 2018.

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Junior & Senior Brigades attend Bangholme Training Ground

Last week both junior and senior volunteers from Mt Eliza Fire Brigade attended a training night at VEMTC Bangholme Training Campus.

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Girls to the front

In celebration of International Women’s Day 2019, Mt Eliza Fire Brigade is profiling some of our female members who all give their time to serving their community in the fire brigade.

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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.

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Mt Eliza Fire Bridgade Open Day – All Welcome

Come down to the Mt Eliza Fire Brigade Open Day on Sunday 28th October.

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Junior Camp 2018 – Supporting Kids With Cancer

Mt Eliza Fire Brigade attended the annual Junior Camp, located at Camp Manyung in Mt Eliza.

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Busy Few Weeks For Firefighters

The last couple of weeks has been a very busy time for volunteer firefighters of Mt Eliza Fire Brigade.

On the 11th March we responded to form a part of a strike team to attend the Seaview fire in Gippsland. The crew provided asset protection and welfare checks for an out of control bushfire in very undulating terrain where only firebombing aircraft could attend to.

Since then we have attended other 11 incidents including forming another strike team to attend the large fires in the South West of the state. Members were deployed and left Mt Eliza at 4am on Sunday 18th March and returned home at approximately midnight. Another crew was waiting on standby for night shift and crew relief, which was not deployed.

Other incidents our brigade attended to during this period included a scrub fire in the Banool Reserve which burnt about 600 square metres of grass and scrub, a garage fire, a fence fire, and a decking fire.

However, it’s not just about fighting fires. On Saturday 17th March we attended the Kunyung Primary School Carnival showcasing our trucks and answering questions regarding life as a volunteer firefighter.

All this happened as well as the ongoing training and regular maintenance to ensure we maintain our operational capability 24hrs a day, 365 days a year.

We could not be prouder of our volunteer firefighters and volunteer support team and their dedication to the Mt Eliza and broader community.