History

The community of Baxter met in 1943 to form the Brigade which was registered with the Country Fire Authority in 1944.

Baxter Fire Brigade is an integral part of the community of Baxter and many surrounding areas of Frankston South, Mount Eliza, Somerville and Langwarrin South that lie within the primary response area.  The fire fighting crew also assist with fighting fires throughout the State and Country as well as providing crews to assist with floods and storm damage outside of our patch.

The primary response area covers the grazing lands to the south, the escarpment to the west and north and the farmland to the east along the old Larnach Road. We have one of the most expensive and historical art collections at heritage listed Mulberry Hill. There is also heritage listed Sages Cottage, three schools, a few early learning locations, three service stations, four separate retail centres, a significant sporting precinct, a couple of nursing homes and a variety of industry. This is on top of a wide spread of residential areas. This variety of risk is the fabric of a community with a deep history.

The brigade also supports the efforts of Frankston, Langwarrin, Mount Eliza, Moorooduc, Pearcedale and Somerville Fire Brigades who share their boundaries with us.

The Baxter Fire Brigade works hard to protect the lives and property of the people Baxter and are proud of our history and will embrace our future by embracing the virtues of tact, loyalty, dexterity, observation, sympathy, explicitness, gallantry and perseverance.

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