Upwey Fire Brigade is a 100% volunteer fire brigade located in the southern foothills of the Dandenong ranges that has been serving the community continuously since 1918.
We are part of the 1,212 strong network of CFA fire brigades operating throughout Victoria.
Our members provide 24/7 primary response to fires and other emergency incidents for the township of Upwey and surrounding areas including the Dandenong Ranges National Park.
We work as one with other CFA brigades and emergency services to connect with and protect our local communities as well as those throughout Victoria and interstate.
All members of the community are welcome to join Upwey Fire Brigade as a volunteer.
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One of our main roles is to respond to a range of grass, scrub and bush fires (vegetation fires) in our local and surrounding areas.
We also provide personnel, equipment and support to help suppress vegetation fires throughout Victoria and interstate.
Our volunteers are trained to respond to structure fires that can include houses, sheds, commercial and industrial premises.
We also support surrounding CFA brigades responding to structure fires in their areas.
Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) can be complex incidents that require specialist skills to manage situations such as fires, fuel/gas leaks, injured persons and hazardous materials.
Our volunteers are trained in responding to MVAs and regularly work with specialised CFA crews and other emergency services.
Hazardous materials incidents (HAZMAT) can present serious risks to people, animals, the community and the environment.
Our members are trained in how to manage these incidents and are supported by specialist CFA HazMat teams.
Our volunteers regularly work with and support other emergency services including Victoria Police, Ambulance Victoria and the Victorian State Emergency Service (VicSES).
The book A Century Of Volunteering covers the first 100 years of the Upwey Fire Brigade’s commitment and contribution to the community.