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Ballarat City fireys swear the oath

  • Swearing the Oath: OO Bernie Fradd

By: David Mounier

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, People

  11.11 AM 26 November, 2013

Location: District 15 News

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Members form Ballarat City Fire Station and Wendouree Fire Brigade showed their support for White Ribbon Day by swearing the oath to never commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women.

Deputy mayor cr Des Hudson spoke briefly to those attending and expressed the importance of White Ribbon Day and its aims. In his address he pointed out that what goes on behind closed doors could be anywhere. People should not make assumptions but speak out when the principles of White Ribbon Day are compromised. 

White Ribbon Day represents not just the condemnation of violence towards women but a shift in attitude also, advocating the demonstration of respectful behaviours towards family, friends, colleagues and other community members. 

Last Updated: 26 November 2013