79 Schotters Road, Mernda, Victoria
03 9717 3945
info@merndacfa.com.au

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

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WELCOME TO MERNDA FIRE BRIGADE

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

New BMT

Mernda CFA recently conducted elections for all Officer and Management roles in the Brigade. We are proud to announce that all roles were filled and that our BMT has already[…]

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Upcoming Planned Burn

As part of our commitment to keep our community safe, there is a proposed planned burn to reduce fuel levels in our area. For more information on fuel reduction burns[…]

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Be Fire Ready this season

With the weather warming up and the Fire Season fast approaching, now is the time to prepare for the fire season. Mernda is part of what we call the Rural-Urban[…]

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47 minutes ago

Mernda CFA
‼️Do you have an Fire Plan for your house? ‼️Our CFA Chief Officer explains in this video that a family who have a well prepared Fire plan are more likely to escape without panic.🗺🏠As Winter continues to show us it’s cold blasts, it is extremely important that you develop a Fire Plan for your house hold.🥶🥶You might think that it won’t happen to you, believe us, we hear that at almost every house Fire we attend.🔥🔥Please be prepared, create your plan, practice your plan. Your plan could be difference between getting our or getting trapped.#CFAVic #Prepare #Act #Survive ... See MoreSee Less
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2 days ago

Mernda CFA
📟 🚨 A busy night indeed 🚨 📟 📟 📟 At 0010 this morning, Mernda CFA were paged to support Diamond Creek Fire Brigade at a structure fire.Mernda CFA responded our Rehabilitation Appliance that is used to assist with Fire Fighter welfare.Mernda CFA worked with Ambulance Victoria to establish a ‘Rehab Zone’ for Fire Fighters to get a health check, once Fire Fighters had finished having their turn out gear decontaminated📟 📟 At 0230 Mernda CFA were paged to a Car fire near Gilson College.Mernda CFA responded Mernda Pumper & Mernda Rehab with support from Wollert Fire Brigade & Fire Rescue Victoria Pumper 14A & Pumper 9A.Crews worked quickly to bring the fire under control which has started to ignite a small patch of grass near the car.#CFAVic #WeWorkAsOne #FirstResponders ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Mernda CFA
🙏🚨Today is Thank a First Responder Day. 🚨🙏Today we say thank you to every first responder, that responds to calls for help from our community, regardless of rain, hail or shine.Thank you to Ambulance Victoria, Victoria Police , SES Whittlesea Unit, Doreen CFA , Wollert Fire Brigade, Whittlesea Fire Brigade, South Morang Fire Brigade & Fire Rescue Victoria Station 81 & 11. These services and brigades regularly respond to support Mernda CFA in keeping our community safe.Did you know, when you call 000 for a fire, in most cases 2 CFA brigades are dispatched along with 2 FRV station?Another big shout out for today is to our good friends at ESTA 000, these amazing people are the ones you speak to when you call 000, they are also the same people who dispatch the required emergency services & are our communications centre. We regularly update ESTA which is known as ‘FireComm’ to us, with situation reports, request further resources and request their support to make enquires when needed. ESTA are often unsung hero’s but without them, we wouldn’t know where to respond our appliances.Thank you to all first responders for the tireless work you do to help keep communities safe.#CFAVic #WeWorkAsOne #Thankyou #FirstResponders ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Mernda CFA
🚨🚨⛈⛈ WEATHER UPDATE ⛈⛈🚨🚨We know we normally talk all things Fire 🔥 but over the next 24 hours, we are expecting some wild weather ⛈ ☔️ Below is directly from the Bureau of Meteorology and the advice is from Victoria State Emergency Service.DAMAGING SOUTHERLY WINDS, averaging 50 to 60 km/h with peak gusts of 90 to 100 km/h, are expected to develop about western parts of the warning area during the early hours of WEDNESDAY morning, then extend to central and eastern parts of the warning area during WEDNESDAY afternoon and evening.About the southern Gippsland coast and the central and Gippsland ranges, southerly winds are likely to average 60 to 70 km/h overnight WEDNESDAY into THURSDAY, with peak gusts reaching around 110 km/h. Peak gusts about the western Alpine peaks are expected to reach 120 km/h during the same period.Locations which may be affected include Warrnambool, Bendigo, Seymour, Maryborough, Ballarat, Melbourne and Traralgon.The State Emergency Service advises that people should: * If driving conditions are dangerous, safely pull over away from trees, drains, low-lying areas and floodwater. Avoid travel if possible. * Stay safe by avoiding dangerous hazards, such as floodwater, mud, debris, damaged roads and fallen trees. * Be aware - heat, fire or recent storms may make trees unstable and more likely to fall when it's windy or wet. * Check that loose items, such as outdoor settings, umbrellas and trampolines are safely secured. Move vehicles under cover or away from trees. * Stay indoors and away from windows. * If outdoors, move to a safe place indoors. Stay away from trees, drains, gutters, creeks and waterways. * Stay away from fallen powerlines - always assume they are live. * Be aware that in fire affected areas, rainfall run-off into waterways may contain debris such as ash, soil, trees and rocks. Heavy rainfall may also increase the potential for landslides and debris across roads. * Stay informed: Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency website/app/hotline. Source: Bureau of Meteorology ... See MoreSee Less
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How many incidents have we responded to?

BRIGADE INCIDENTS (Current Financial Year)

244 Incidents since 1st July 2020 (As of 29/05/2020)

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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