A Country Fire Authority (CFA) brigade
Ferntree Gully CFA is a fully volunteer fire brigade with a long, respected history in the area, having formed in 1926 after the devastating fires of Black Sunday. Ferntree Gully CFA are responsible for all types of fires and emergency incidents in the community, from fires, hazardous material , car accidents, house/factory and commercial fires, kids locked in cars etc;. Fire suppression and PREVENTION are significant tasks in the community and the CFA are also heavily involved in responding to storm, floods, bushfire and community education – the Ferntree Gully CFA website offers a comprehensive history of the service.
Ferntree Gully CFA volunteer fire fighters attend regular training every Tuesday evening and Sunday morning. They also attend other specialised training courses in addition to their regular training, which may involve working with live fire in a safe and controlled environment, practice using fire extinguishers on flammable liquid fires, search and rescue in a smoke-filled building and breathing apparatus skills and maintenance. Regular, realistic training ensures CFA fire fighters remain up to the challenge of responding to community emergencies 24×7.
As well as being local residents, Ferntree Gully CFA fire-fighters are actively involved in many aspects of their community, including sporting groups, community and church groups, schools and local business.
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