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

Santa Runs

UPDATE FROM SANTA Late yesterday afternoon, Santa called Mernda Captain again. This phone call was to ask Mernda Captain to assemble a team together to help put out signs to[…]

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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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2 hours ago

Mernda CFA
🚨🚨🚨 STATION OFFICER STEELE 🚨🚨🚨We were extremely fortunate to have an extra delivery of knitted soft toys from Mernda Retirement Village!Of special note was the one and only 'Station Officer Steele' from Fireman Sam.These soft, cuddly and warm toys will go a long way to helping young kids feel safe and secure at traumatic scenes.We couldn't thank everyone for their donations enough! ... See MoreSee Less
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1 day ago

Mernda CFA
TOP PRIORITY FOR IMMEDIATE BROADCASTSevere Thunderstorm Warning - Melbourne Areafor INTENSE RAINFALLFor people in Inner, Northern and parts of Inner East, Outer East and Western Local Warning Areas.Issued at 6:19 am Thursday, 27 January 2022.Weather Situation: A very humid, unstable airmass will support continued thunderstorm activity through parts of the state. An upper trough will support thunderstorms through the entire overnight period.The Bureau of Meteorology warns that, at 6:10 am, very dangerous thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Gisborne and Woodend. These thunderstorms are moving towards the south to southeast. Very dangerous thunderstorms are forecast to affect Bacchus Marsh, Melton and Sydenham by 6:40 am and Deer Park, Footscray and Laverton by 7:10 am.Other severe thunderstorms were detected on the weather radar near Craigieburn, Sunbury and Flowerdale. They are forecast to affect Greensborough, Melbourne Airport and St Albans by 6:40 am and Caulfield, Melbourne City, Preston and Ringwood by 7:10 am.Intense rainfall that may lead to dangerous and life-threatening flash flooding is likely.Malmsbury Headwall recorded 56.2mm in the 60 minutes to 5:15am.Springhill-Tylden Road recorded 23mm in 30 minutes to 5:45am.Trentham Reservoir recorded 38.6mm in 60 minutes to 6:00am.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.* Stay informed: Monitor weather warnings, forecasts and river levels at the Bureau of Meteorology website, and warnings through VicEmergency website/app/hotline.The next warning is due to be issued by 7:20 am.A more general severe thunderstorm warning is also current for the Central and parts of the South West, North Central and West and South Gippsland districts.Warnings are also available through TV and Radio broadcasts, the Bureau's website at www.bom.gov.au or call 1300 659 210. The Bureau and State Emergency Service would appreciate warnings being broadcast regularly. ... See MoreSee Less
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4 days ago

Mernda CFA
On Monday last week, Mernda CFA members had our training session hosted by our Catchment Commander - Peter Spicer.Training was on our brand new Ramfan, an electric Positive Pressure Ventilation Fan, which was kindly purchased through a donation from the The Bridge Inn Hotel.This fan will allow us to better ventilate structures after a fire or hazmat incident, it will also allow us to operate the fan inside structures.Through donations from local businesses and community members, we are able to upgrade our equipment to newer and more efficient models.Thank you again to Ben and the team at The Bridge Inn Hotel for supporting us so we can better support the community. ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

Mernda CFA
2 years ago on this day, the crew of Bomber 134 paid the ultimate sacrifice.Captain Ian McBeth, First Officer Paul Hudson & Flight Engineer Rick DeMorgan J , died in the line of duty.These men were protecting property and lives by providing Air Support during Australia's Black Summer.We will never forget your sacrifice to our community! ... See MoreSee Less
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7 days ago

Mernda CFA
Our thoughts go out to SA Country Fire Service on the loss of a member and the serious injury of another.When I am called to duty, God wherever flames may rage, give me strength to save a life, whatever be its age.Help me to embrace a little child before it's too late, or save an older person from the horror of that fate.Enable me to be alert to hear the weakest shout, and quickly and efficiently to put the fire out.I want to fill my calling and to give the best in me, to guard my neighbor and protect his property.And if according to your will I have to lose my life, bless with your protecting hand my loving family from strife.It is our deepest regret to confirm that two SA Country Fire Service members were involved in an incident at the Coles fire, involving a falling tree. This incident resulted in one fatality and one serious injury. Family and other personnel have been informed and are being offered support at this time. The seriously injured CFS member has been taken to hospital for further treatment. The safety and wellbeing of our people is our highest priority and our thoughts are with our CFS family at this time. ... See MoreSee Less
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How many incidents have we responded to?

BRIGADE INCIDENTS (Current Financial Year)

132 Incidents since 1st July 2021 (As of 18/12/2021)

BRIGADE INCIDENTS (Previous Financial Years)

266 Incidents were attended by the brigade (2020/21)
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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