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CFA Open Day – make it a day to remember!
This year brigades are once again asked to open their doors to the community between September and December for CFA Open Day. It’s a chance for Victorians to have fun with CFA members, and for brigades to unite. Last year, more than 240 brigades opened their doors to the public.
We’re encouraging brigades to get out and about in their community – open your station doors or take CFA Open Day to local markets, town halls, parks, shopping precincts or anywhere else that works for you.
Brigades can host a CFA Open Day event with a theme that is most relevant to them, such as:
- Summer or home fire safety
- Brigade information
- Fire training activities and demonstrations
- Kids activities
There is a variety of resources available on the Template Toolkit to assist brigades with promoting their Open Day to their local community. Resources include advertisements, A3 and A4 posters, Facebook image, CSA radio scripts, media release template and kids activities. You can find this information here or via the homepage on the intranet or Brigades online under Docs, Forms, Manuals, then selecting ‘Template toolkit’, ‘Marketing Materials’ and scrolling to the ‘CFA Open Day Promotional Materials’ button.
Members also have access to event materials including CFA marquees, CFA banners, CFA flags, fire danger rating signs and a CFA trailer for easy transportation. These can be booked via the Event Material Booking System in the Template Toolkit and picked up from CFA HQ in Burwood and/or the State Logistics Centre depending on the item.
To assist with promoting your event, brigades are asked to register their event via the Event Registration site which enables the public to see where and when Open Days and other events are on in their area. As an incentive to register your event, Brigades will receive $150 once the post event report has been submitted, which can be done via the activities page on the event registration site.
Make your Open Day one to remember!
Register online at cfa.vic.gov.au/about/cfa-open-day/ six weeks prior to your event to allow for sufficient promotion.