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Information about the Upwey Brigade

THE UPWEY FIRE BRIGADE is a volunteer fire service located at the southern end of the Dandenong Ranges. The brigade's area of primary protection includes the township of Upwey, parts of the Dandenong Ranges National Park, farmland, and other areas of bushland both private and public.

Upwey Fire Brigade was established in 1918 and has the distinction of being the oldest of the 15 fire brigades in the Dandenong Ranges.The Dandenong Ranges are regarded as one of the three most dangerous wildfire zones in the world - arguably behind the southern coast of France and California, however the majority of incidents attended by the brigade reflect the residential/light industrial nature of the urban/rural interface.

Upwey provides secondary support for neighbouring brigades including Belgrave, Belgrave Heights & South, Upper Ferntree Gully and Sassafras-Ferny Creek.

More information and Photos about the Upwey fire brigade can be found through the facebook link to the right.

Upwey CFA links

Incidents and Warnings
BOM Fire Weather Warning
Burning Off - CFA Site
Burning Off - Yarra Ranges
Department of Environment and Primary Industries
Metropoliton Fire Brigade
State Emergency Service
Shire of Yarra Ranges
About Upwey

Other Brigades

Belgrave Heights and South
Sassafras-Ferny Creek
Upper Ferntree Gully
Ferntree Gully
Latest News - Country Fire Authority

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