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ANZAC Day message from CFA Chief

By: CFA News

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  5.47 PM 22 April, 2016

Location: General

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CFA Chief Officer Joe Buffone has spoken of the connection between Australia's defence and the ethos of volunteering ahead of ANZAC Day.

The Chief officer said: "On Monday 25 April we will remember, honour and reflect on the service and sacrifice Australian men and women made for our nation. It is also an opportunity to recognise the professionalism, courage and selfless bravery of those still serving today.

"This is the 101st anniversary of the landing at Gallipoli. Australia’s defence is intimately tied to volunteers and to the ethos of volunteering. There exists a deep cultural connection between the motivations of volunteers to the first Australian Imperial Force (AIF) and volunteer fire and emergency services.

"Between 1914 and 1918, 147 Country Fire Brigades Board volunteers were killed in action and a further 191 were wounded. Volunteering was one of the characteristics of all our diggers.  CFA is proud of this connection. May they all rest in peace."

Last Updated: 22 April 2016