Toolangi Rural Fire Brigade is a volunteer based CFA brigade established in 1953 after the fires of "Black Friday" in 1939. Our first captain was Alex (Charles) Demby whose father was killed in those devastating fires.
We are a small brigade situated between Healesville & Kinglake approximately 90 minutes from Melbourne in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range. We presently have approximately 45 members including 20 active members. We are also fortunate to have an active junior brigade with 12 members. The brigade serves the local area including a large portion of the Toolangi State Forest and assists in Strike Teams both local, long distance, and interstate. We also assist DEPI in both controlled burns and wildfires. We are a member of the Yea Group of Fire Brigades.
The brigade has just opened a new station situated within the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI) grounds. This station has an engine bay for 3 vehicles. It also has a large meeting room, kitchen, store room, communications room and a BA room. The building is twice the size of our previous station and will meet our requirements into the foreseeable future. The brigade was able to accomplish this by active fundraising for the last ten years, and we would like to sincerely thank the individuals and businesses who have donated during this time.