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CFA juniors head to the Aus Fire Cadet Champs
Twelve CFA juniors from brigades across Victoria have been selected to compete in the 2017 biennial Australian Fire Cadet Championships, to be held on the New South Wales Central Coast in October.
These junior fireys make up two teams which will be putting their skills to the test on a national level; and there’s no doubt the competition is going to be tough.
The 2017 Australian Fire Cadet Championships is a four day event held from 3-6 October and includes a combination of training, competition, formal functions, social activities and networking.
The participation of CFA juniors in this event is a unique opportunity for its young members to come together from brigades across Australia in a fun and competitive environment.
Executive Director Volunteers and Strategy John Haynes said the Championships are a great opportunity for young CFA members to meet other junior fire brigade members from across CFA and within Australia.
“Opportunities like this are very important for CFA juniors. They represent the future of firefighting in Victoria and this is event showcases their skills and enthusiasm on a national stage,” he said.
“This event promotes the important values of teamwork, health and wellbeing as well as simulating many of the practical tasks that a firefighter must undertake.”
Teams will be putting their skills to the test in eight competition events including Portable Pump Relay, Hose and Hydrant Drill, Station Response & Knapsack Drill.
This year the Australian Fire Cadet Championships will be hosted by the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) and the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) at Myuna Bay Sport and Recreation Centre, just north of Sydney on the shores of Lake Macquarie.
Junior firefighters will be joined by four CFA leaders and will fly up to Sydney on 2 October to prepare for the event.
The successful team members are drawn from a diverse range of areas such as Horsham, Hamilton, Hastings, Swan Hill, Kiewa, Seymour, Warrnambool, Coimadai, Bayswater, Wodonga West, Narre Warren, Taradale, Greendale and Sedgwick.