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2014 Fire Awareness Awards winners announced
On behalf of CFA’s leadership, we’d like to congratulate the 10 CFA winners of the 2014 Fire Awareness Awards, held last night.
The big winner was the Emerald CFA Brigade which, together with the Emerald Community House, took home the Community Preparedness Award (community) and the $10,000 RACV Insurance Award for Excellence. The groups developed compulsory fire safety workshops for parents of children attending a local childcare centre. Well done to Emerald Brigade!
CFA took out awards in the categories of community preparedness; industry and service; multicultural; new and emerging technology; product design; and recovery. Congratulations to all involved.
The Gippsland community and industry were well represented on the night with three projects making it through as finalists and two projects winning category awards. Gippsland’s Community Corrections CFA Bushfire Prevention Partnership with the Department of Justice won the Community Preparedness Award (Industry), and the East Gippsland Community and CFA Farm Fencing Recovery Program the Recovery Award (Community).
Each year since 1983, the prestigious awards – a joint initiative of CFA, MFB, and DEPI – have recognised the extraordinary achievements of individuals, groups and organisations in their efforts to reduce the effects of fires across our state. Again this year, the standard of the entrants was very high.
This year many of the project drivers were volunteers or community groups working to improve fire safety, preparedness, response and recovery. The full list of winners is here.
And finally, as we mark International Volunteer Day today, we’d like to give a special shout out to all our volunteers who dedicate their time to helping others.
By increasing fire awareness and prevention across our communities we can continue to reduce the incidence and impact of fire across Victoria.
Mick Bourke Euan Ferguson
CEO Chief Officer