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Anti-bushfire arson roadshow
*Crime Stoppers media release*
The Crime Stoppers Anti-Bushfire Arson Roadshow is coming to a town near you.
Crime Stoppers CEO Samantha Hunter will be joined by representatives from Victoria Police, SES, CFA and local council officials to encourage residents to report suspected firebugs.
“Bushfire arson is a matter for the entire community. Every year thousands of acres of land are burned due to firebugs. These completely avoidable fires destroy our farmland, national parks and native animals and threaten homes throughout Victoria. I am proud to stand with members of the Victoria Police Force, CFA and SES to say that Victoria says no to firebugs” said Ms Hunter.
“As many as one in two fires each summer are deliberately or recklessly lit. Our message to the Victorian community is simple. If you see something, say something. Call the police or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000” Ms Hunter said.
The details of the event are as follows:
Ballarat - Wednesday 9 January, 11am, Recreation Road, Mount Clear. Turn into Mount Clear College entrance road and park after 100 metres.
Geelong - Thursday 10 January, 12-midday, Johnstone Park, Railway Terrace, Geelong.
Warrnambool - Friday 11 January, 10am, Cannon Hill Lookout, Artillery Crescent, Warrnambool.
Bendigo – Tuesday 15 January, 12-midday, Rosalind Park, end of Williamson Street, Bendigo.
Echuca – Tuesday 15 January, 4pm, Hopwood Park, Watson Street, Echuca.
Shepparton – Wednesday 16 January, 9am, Monash Reserve, Corner of Fryers and Welsford Street, Shepparton.
Benalla – Wednesday 16 January, 12.30pm, The park next to Benalla Police Station, Corner Bridge Street and Martin Place.
Traralgon – Wednesday 23 January 2013, 12-midday, Victory Park, by Star Café and Larder, Peterkin Street, Traralgon. Residents and media representatives are encouraged to attend these important events. Ms Hunter, along with police representatives will be available for interview at the events.