The Brigade in the Community

The Sassafras-Ferny Creek Fire Brigade has been a pivotal organisation in our small community for more than 65 years.

Community Fireguard

Community Fireguard is a program aimed at assisting local residents to better prepare for the risk of bushfires in their immediate vicinity. More than 20 Community Fireguard groups exist within the brigade area. These enjoy the support of both the CFA Eastern Metropolitan Region Community Safety team and the local brigade. More info »

Community meetings

Bushfire safety meetings are held in the local area every summer. Everyone is welcome to attend. Meeting schedules »

Fire Safe Kids

The brigade makes regular visits to local schools. Trained facilitators engage with students through the Fire Safe Kids program. This structured program offers primary-age children learnings about fire safety in line with the school curriculum.

Ferny Creek Bushfire Alert Sirens

The brigade and CFA provide material and other support to the Ferny Creek Bushfire Alert Siren Committee Inc, a non-profit group which operates a system of community warning sirens for residents in the One Tree Hill area. Read about the background to the siren project. For more information contact the brigade secretary.

Carols on the Mountain 2005

Carols on the Mountain

Since 2005, the brigade has hosted Carols on the Mountain, an event aimed at drawing our community closer together and to celebrate Christmas and the holiday season. In 2006, more than 1200 people attended the event, hosted by actor John Wood and with singing led by mezzo-soprano Suzanne Johnston, who also featured again in 2007.

Links with other local organizations

Other community groups are welcome to make use of the fire station facilities for meetings and other events. A range of groups, including conservation, sporting, school and civic organisations, already use our facilities. For more information, email the Captain.