79 Schotters Road, Mernda, Victoria
03 9717 3945

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Information and tips on how to prepare and be EmergencySAFE at home and around Mernda and beyond

Interested in volunteering with Mernda CFA?

We are always happy to welcome community members who are keen to contribute


The Country Fire Authority is one of the world’s largest volunteer-based emergency service organisations.

Mernda Fire Brigade is situated within District 14, North West Region.

We respond to approximately 300 incidents each year, including structure fires, grass and scrub fires, motor vehicle fires and incidents, hazardous material incidents to name a few.

Mernda Fire Brigade utilise four appliances:
– Medium Pumper
– 3.4D Tanker
– Rehabilitation Support Vehicle
– 4WD Forward Command Vehicle.

Brigade training is held at our station on Monday nights 7.30pm – 9.30pm and Sunday mornings 9am – 11am.

Latest News

COVID-19 & Mernda CFA

In line with the advice from the Government and direct from the CFA Chief Officer, the brigade has ceased all training, non-essential tasks, face-to-face meetings and community engagement opportunities. But[…]

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Easter Egg Hunt in 2020?

We’ve had a few people asking recently about our Easter Egg Hunt for 2020. The brigade has determined that the Annual Easter Egg Hunt will NOT be happening in 2020[…]

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VicEmergency App

It’s Mid-January and already it’s been a busy fire season with major incidents in the east and north-east of the state, fires in the south-west and even in our nearby[…]

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10 hours ago

Mernda CFA

Today is World Teachers Day. We recognise the amazing effort teachers across the State have taken to ensure our children have stayed connected and educated through a particularly challenging time.

Well done👏👏
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1 day ago

Mernda CFA

The Royal Australian Mint has today launched a commemorative $2 coin to honour those who battled the horrific 2019/20 summer bushfires, recognising the determination and commitment of our firefighting communities across Australia.

$125,000 of the proceeds from the sale of the coins will go to fire and emergency service organisations across the country, including CFA.

Please follow the link below to purchase your commemorative coin.

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5 days ago

Mernda CFA


𝐆𝐞𝐭 𝐁𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐑𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐥𝐢𝐞𝐧𝐭 – an interactive webinar series for residents living in rural areas and on the urban fringe of Nillumbik.

To register click shorturl.at/bnY12. Alternatively, you can register your interest by calling Louise on 9438 3194 or email l.danson@valleyfinancial.com.au

❓ What have previous disasters taught us? Learn from industry experts in five 90-minute sessions featuring representatives from CSIRO, the insurance industry, CFA, Nillumbik Shire Council, Cardinia Shire Council, Victorian Building Authority, and the University of Melbourne.

▶ Webinar 1: 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐫𝐨𝐲𝐞𝐝 𝐛𝐲 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 7.30pm Tuesday 27 October, Justin Leonard, CSIRO

▶ Webinar 2: 𝐇𝐨𝐰 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐫𝐝𝐞𝐧 𝐚𝐧 𝐞𝐱𝐢𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐬𝐞 7.30𝘱𝘮 𝘛𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘥𝘢𝘺 5 𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 ▪ Justin Leonard, CSIRO

▶ Webinar 3: 𝐆𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐢𝐧𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭 - panel of insurance representatives 7.30𝘱𝘮 𝘛𝘶𝘦𝘴𝘥𝘢𝘺 10 𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 ▪ Denis Nelthorpe, Consumer Lawyer Helda Sidaoui, Suncorp Clare Cordingley, Insurance Council Georgina Dircks, IAG

▶ Webinar 4: 𝐔𝐧𝐝𝐞𝐫𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐫𝐞𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 - panel of planning and recovery representatives 7.30𝘱𝘮 𝘛𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘥𝘢𝘺 19 𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 ▪
Rosa Zouzoulas & Renae Ahern, Nillumbik Shire Council Julie Bowyer, Cardinia Shire Council John Ginivan, Strategic Planner
Mark Holland, CFA Kevin Hazell, Bushfire Planning Peter Collina, Victorian Building Authority

▶ Webinar 5: 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐞 𝐛𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐝𝐞𝐜𝐢𝐬𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐛𝐨𝐮𝐭 𝐛𝐮𝐬𝐡𝐟𝐢𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐬𝐤 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐡𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐥𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐞 7.30𝘱𝘮 𝘛𝘩𝘶𝘳𝘴𝘥𝘢𝘺 26 𝘕𝘰𝘷𝘦𝘮𝘣𝘦𝘳 ▪ Kevin Tolhurst AM, University of Melbourne Michael Vermeulen, CFA

Broadcast live via the internet you’ll have the chance to submit questions before sessions or ask them live during our Q&A. If you register but are unable to attend we’ll send you a link to
the recording afterwards.

#CFA #firepreparedness #bushfire #australiansummer #PrepareActSurvive #CommunityResilience
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1 week ago

Mernda CFA

This year we'll be supporting Movember.

Keep a look out on how you can get involved and to see Why We Mo.

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1 week ago

Mernda CFA

Thank you to Niharika for the amazing pictures of her fantastic little fire fighter.

That fire truck is amazing😊👍🚒

We can't wait to be able to show you the real trucks!

For any other aspiring fire fighters, send your pictures and we'll post them for all to see.
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How many incidents have we responded to?

BRIGADE INCIDENTS (Current Financial Year)

47 Incidents since 1st July 2020 (As of 24/09/2020)

BRIGADE INCIDENTS (Previous Financial Years)

247 Incidents were attended by the brigade (2019/20)
294 Incidents were attended by the brigade (2018/19)
329 Incidents were attended by the brigade (2017/18)

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