Smoke alarms provide an essential early warning and time to evacuate safely, but only if they work.
Victorians will start to see more smoke from planned burns carried out by the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) and Parks Victoria.
Dromana CFA Captain and primary school teacher Ben Griffiths was one of many volunteers highlighted during National Volunteer Week (13-19 May). Find out more here.
Fire crews and ambos were called to Fountain Gate shopping centre food court after reports of fumes - luckily they quickly found the "sauce".
Victorian Treasurer Michael O’Brien last Thursday 2 May announced further details around the introduction of the new property-based Fire Services Levy which will take effect from 1 July this year.