Protecting the community of Belgrave since 1926.
Parks Victoria routinely close National Parks and gardens on days of Severe or Extreme Fire Danger.Click here or visit https://parkweb.vic.gov.au/safety/closures/severe-fire-danger-closures to see a list of Dandenong Ranges destinations that are usually affected.
Information and useful links for residents of our local community and for visitors to the area.
For important community information regarding incidents and emergencies in the area, please visit the Vic Emergency Incidents and Warnings page.
To know what you can and can't do during the Fire Danger Period or on a day of Total Fire Ban, visit the 'Can I Can't I' page on the CFA website
Check this page to see details of upcoming community events such as Brigade open days, Fire Ready Meetings, CFA Market stalls and special events like our Good Friday Appeal or Santa's visit on the Belgrave Fire Truck.
These activities will also be featured in the Belgrave CFA News column and the Belgrave Fire Brigade Facebook page.
It is with regret that we announce that our 2018 Art Show was the last Belgrave Fire Brigade Annual Winter Art Show.
This was a very difficult decision for the Brigade and one that was not made lightly.
For 35 years the Annual Winter Art Show has raised money to assist the Brigade in serving the community, has showcased local artists and has given the Brigade the opportunity to connect closely with locals, visitors, artists and our many generous local sponsors.
We encourage you to continue to use this site to search for local businesses that have supported us as Art Show Sponsors.
The Brigade would like to sincerely thank all of the artists, sponsors, supporters, visitors, advertisers and volunteers that have been involved in making the Art Show so successful for the last 35 years.
Thank you for all the wonderful memories.
Our Art Show is our major fundraiser for the year and we cannot run it without the generous support of our sponsors. While we are not permitted to endorse any particular product or service, we do wish to acknowledge the support of our sponsors and urge you to consider looking through these listings when you are looking for local goods and services throughout the next year.
We would like to thank the following businesses for their generous sponsorship of our Art Show awards.
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Local businesses, supporting your Fire Brigade and your local community
Flowers, jewellery, unusual gifts and exotic homewares. There is something here to please almost anyone.
All you need to care for your car
From a quick trim to a complete indulgence package, there is plenty on offer
Magazines, newspapers, novels and reference books, art supplies too!
Op shops, community groups and emergency relief services
Financial management, mortgage brokers, banks, loans and insurance agents
Restaurants, bakeries, live music venues, cafes, pubs, bars, bottle shops, cinemas, fast food, slow food, street food, fresh food to cook at home, it's all here
Doctors, dentists, massage therapy, podiatry and pharmacist services
Printing, travel agency, dry cleaning, painting and decorating, glazing, picture framing, building and building design, nursery plants
Aquarium, reptile and other pet supplies and pet grooming services
Local real estate agents
Come and join the Belgrave Fire Brigade.
We have a great mix of members from very different backgrounds and age groups. If you have ever thought you might want to be a firefighter, now is the time to find out what is involved. You might be surprised at what you can do.
A firefighter responds to all sorts of emergencies. Car accidents, gas leaks, hazardous material spills and many other types of incident. We also respond to fires of course. And yes, this brigade has rescued a cat or two from local trees (although we recommend you call the RSPCA or local vet for their advice before calling for us).
You will be trained extensively and get to know your fellow firefighters before you come out on a fire call. By that time you will be reasonably confident in your own ability and you will be paired with some very experienced firefighters.
We offer full training at no cost to you, and are currently seeking senior and junior members.
Contact us if you would like to talk to someone about joining our brigade.
Please note that as a volunteer fire brigade, the station is not always occupied and there is often no one available to take phone calls. An email to this address will ensure a reply.
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Belgrave Fire Brigade, 4 Bayview Rd, Belgrave VIC 3160, Australia
Nestled in the Dandenong Ranges, Belgrave is in one of the most bushfire-prone regions in the world. We believe that it is also one of the most beautiful.
Close to the centre of Belgrave and Puffing Billy Railway Station, the volunteers of Belgrave Fire Brigade protect homes, businesses and the dense surrounding bushland.
As a Fire Brigade consisting entirely of volunteers, the Brigade members receive no money for the many hours we spend training and responding to emergencies.
Some of the jobs we attend can take an hour while others can take many. We could also be sent to a major incident within Victoria or interstate. This may mean that members must take a week off work. Many employers recognise the amazing and necessary work done by volunteers and assist their employees where they are able.
As well as fires, the Brigade responds to motor vehicle accidents, animal rescues, gas leaks, floods, tree and storm damage incidents and assists other emergency services such as the SES, Ambulance and Police.
As volunteers we are 'on call' at all times. There are no set shifts, every member responds whenever they can. This is rarely at a convenient time for volunteers, and more than one or two evening meals have been eaten cold or hastily microwaved hours after they were made.
In our spare time, members are constantly raising funds for new equipment to enable us to continue to respond to the needs of our community in a timely, effective and professional manner. The demands and responsibilities of volunteering are great, but so are the rewards.
Belgrave Fire Brigade has a rich history dating back to 1923 and it has been beautifully documented in the book "Belgrave Volunteer Fire Brigade, Our History". If you wish to learn more about the history of the Brigade from 1923 to 2002, the book is available for $10. Please email your contact details with the subject line "History Book" and you may organise a time to pick it up, or we will reply with the postage cost if you would prefer it to be posted.