Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV) is a state-of-the-art fire and rescue service designed to cater to the needs of the twenty-first century in Victoria. Established on July 1, 2020, as a part of Victoria’s Fire Services Reforms, FRV serves and protects communities across Melbourne and major regional centers in Victoria. In this informative article, we will explore the organization, its mission, and how it collaborates with other emergency services to ensure the safety of the people of Victoria.
The Fire Rescue Victoria Act 1958 governs the establishment and operation of FRV. The Act can be accessed through the Victorian Parliament’s Legislation and Bills website for anyone interested in understanding the legal framework that supports this modern fire and rescue service.
FRV boasts 85 fire and rescue stations across the state, providing comprehensive coverage for urban and regional areas. With 47 fire stations in metropolitan Melbourne and 38 regional stations, FRV firefighters are well-equipped to respond to emergencies in their respective jurisdictions. Most of these regional stations are strategically co-located with Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteer brigades to ensure seamless collaboration in times of crisis.
Here are FRV Stations: Altona, Ascot Vale, Ballarat City, Belmont, Bendigo, Boronia, Box Hill, Broadmeadows, Brooklyn, Brunswick, Bundoora, Burwood, Carlton, Caroline Springs, Clayton, Corio, Craigieburn, Cranbourne, Croydon, Dandenong, Deer Park, Derrimut, Eastern Hill, Eltham, Epping, Footscray, Frankston, Geelong City, Glen Iris, Glen Waverley, Greensborough, Greenvale, Hallam, Hawthorn, Heidelberg, Highett, Keilor, Lara, Latrobe West, Laverton, Lucas, Melton, Mentone, Mildura, Mornington, Morwell, Newport, North Balwyn, North Laverton, Northcote, Nunawading, Oakleigh, Ocean Grove, Ormond, Pakenham, Pascoe Vale, Patterson River, Point Cook, Port Melbourne, Portland, Preston, Richmond, Ringwood, Rosebud, Rowville, Shepparton, Somerton, South Melbourne, South Morang, South Warrandyte, Springvale, St Albans, Sunbury, Sunshine, Tarneit, Taylors Lakes, Templestowe, Thomastown, Traralgon, Tullamarine, Vermont South, Wangaratta, Warrnambool, West Melbourne, Windsor, and Wodonga.
The highly trained FRV personnel are prepared to respond to various emergencies, such as fires, complex rescues, road crashes, emergency medical calls, and hazardous chemical spills. With their extensive training and readiness, FRV personnel can effectively address emergencies not only in Victoria but also across Australia and the world.
FRV proudly works hand in hand with the Country Fire Authority, a community-based volunteer fire service. This collaboration is crucial, as volunteers play a vital role in maintaining a strong fire and rescue service capability in Victoria. By working together, FRV and CFA ensure the safety of both the community and firefighters during emergencies.
In an emergency, call Triple Zero (000) for fire and rescue, police, or ambulance assistance. For general inquiries, you can reach FRV by phone at 1300 367 617. To get more information about FRV, go to frv.vic.gov.au.
In conclusion, Fire Rescue Victoria is a modern, well-equipped fire and rescue service that meets the needs of the twenty-first century. With its extensive network of stations, highly trained personnel, and strong collaboration with the Country Fire Authority, FRV is dedicated to serving and protecting the communities of Victoria. Through their combined efforts,