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Brigades host events for CFA Sunday

By: CFA Media

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, People

  11.42 AM 22 November, 2012

Location: General

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Hundreds of fire brigades across Victoria will participate in the second annual ‘CFA Sunday’ this weekend.

Brigades will have a range of information available and many will conduct activities on the day, including fire training demonstrations and sausage sizzles.

CFA Sunday will be celebrated this Sunday, 25 November with just under 300 brigades taking part.

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson said the statewide CFA Sunday initiative was an opportunity for families to have fun with their local CFA brigade and also discuss important information on fire safety, preparation, planning and volunteering.

“Brigades will be out encouraging the public to get prepared for the fire season, as well as putting on a free and fun day out for their local community,” he said.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to get information and advice straight from the local experts on how to keep your family and home safe this summer.

“You may even want to look into how to get involved with your local brigade. There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer with CFA that don’t just involve getting on a fire truck.”

Mr Ferguson added that CFA Sunday was a way for the public and CFA as a whole to recognise the great work being done by volunteer and career firefighters to protect lives and property in their community.

“These men and women offer their time around the clock purely for the benefit of their communities,” he said.

“CFA is a community-based organisation that relies on its more than 60,000 volunteers, career firefighters and support staff to exist.

“These members work to support their community across a broad range of risk environments. On behalf of CFA I would like to thank all CFA members for their tireless work to keep Victorians safe.”

CFA Sunday is being held at the end of Fire Action Week which runs from 18-25 November.

Members of the public can visit to find out if their local brigade is taking part.

Last Updated: 22 November 2012