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Awards highlight CFA-community ties

  • New and Emerging Technology. Grassland Curing and Fire Danger Rating Project - CFA.
  • Multicultural. Eastern Metro Burmese Communities Fire Engagement Project - Parks Victoria, Manningham Council, Maroondah City Council, DEPI, Migrant Information Centre – Eastern Melbourne, MFB, CFA, Victoria Police and Eastern Metro Burmese community
  • Recovery (Community). Farm Fencing Recovery Program, East Gippsland - CFA
  • RACV Insurance Award for Excellence: $10,000. Bushfire Planning Workshops for Childcare Parents project by the Emerald Community House, Emerald CFA Brigade, CFA.
  • Industry and Service (Industry). Mornington Peninsula Tourism – Operators and Information, CFA, Tourism Mornington Peninsula, Tourism Victoria. Picture by Blair Dellemijn
  • Product Design. Harcor Arm Core Cooler Harness - Harcor and CFA

By: CFA Media

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  3.02 PM 5 December, 2014


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CFA members across the state were recognised for their innovation and initiative at last night’s (4 December) annual Fire Awareness Awards held in Melbourne.

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson said he was proud that so many CFA projects were recognised, in what as a fantastic night for all involved.

“Overall CFA groups received ten awards on the night including some which were partnerships with other local organisations,” he said.

“These awards are a representation of the dedication and innovation demonstrated by our members across the state.”

The Fire Awareness Awards recognise a wide variety of projects that reduce the effect of fires in Victoria. Projects can focus on any fire type, including structure (housing, commercial, industrial) fires and bushfires.

Mr Ferguson said the big winner on the night was the Emerald Community House and Emerald CFA Brigade, taking home the Community Preparedness Award and the $10,000 RACV Insurance Award for Excellence.

“The group developed compulsory fire safety workshops for the parents of children attending a local childcare centre,” he said.  “This project will help to educate locals on their fire risk, and give them essential tools to help protect themselves in the event of fire.

“This is just one example of the great work CFA does to build community resilience, and help people protect themselves against the threat of fire.”

The Fire Awareness Awards are a joint initiative of Victoria’s fire services (MFB, CFA and DEPI), which recognise and raise the profile of ordinary Victorians working to make their homes and communities safer from fire.

CFA Winners

*Community Preparedness (Community)
Bushfire Planning Workshops for Childcare Parents - Emerald Community House, Emerald CFA Brigade

*Community Preparedness (Industry)
Community Corrections CFA bushfire prevention partnership, Gippsland - CFA and Department of Justice

*Community Preparedness (Industry) Tie - with 2 winners
Surf Coast Shire Resilient Communities Project - Surf Coast Shire, Victoria Police, Surf Coast, Victorian Council of Churches Emergency Ministries, Department of Human Services, DEPI, CFA District 7

Community Corrections CFA bushfire prevention partnership, Gippsland – CFA and Department of Justice

*Industry and Service (Industry)
Mornington Peninsula Tourism – Operators and Information, CFA, Tourism Mornington Peninsula, Tourism Victoria

*Multicultural

Eastern Metro Burmese Communities Fire Engagement Project - Parks Victoria, Manningham Council, Maroondah City Council, DEPI, Migrant Information Centre – Eastern Melbourne, MFB, CFA, Victoria Police and Eastern Metro Burmese community

*New and Emerging Technology
Grassland Curing and Fire Danger Rating Project – CFA

*Product Design
Harcor Arm Core Cooler Harness - Harcor and CFA

*Recovery (Community)
Farm Fencing Recovery Program, East Gippsland – CFA

*RACV Insurance Award for Excellence: $10,000
Bushfire Planning Workshops for Childcare Parents - Emerald Community House, Emerald CFA Brigade 

** For the full list of award winners click here**

Last Updated: 12 December 2014