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CFA scholarship recipients acknowledged

  • The 2016 CFA ESF Scholarship Awardees, alongside Mrs Jeanne Pratt at Raheen in Kew
  • VMO Philip Hawkey (Euroa Fire Brigade) giving a presentation on Traditional Burning Practice Implications for planned burning in Victoria
  • VMO Philip Hawkey (Euroa Fire Brigade) being acknowledged by Neil Bibby, ESF Chairman
  • Phil Hawkey and Alexandra Group Officer Len Timmins travelled to Cape York (QLD) to conduct research on traditional burning practices.
  • Phil Hawkey’s research trip saw a visit to the Yalanji Nylungkul Warra community in Cape York (QLD), to learn how this community preserves its traditional practices, while protecting and rehabilitating the land
  • SSO Gavin Parker providing a presentation on best practices for fire prevention, detection and suppression in open cut brown coal mines
  • SSO Gavin Parker being acknowledged by Neil Bibby, ESF Chairman
  • SSO Gavin Parker at the Colstrip Power Plant, Colstrip Montana
  • SSO Gavin Parker at the Shand Power Station, Estervan SK Canada
  • SSO Gavin Parker viewing a dredge operation at a mine, Estervan SK Canada
  • SSO James Wong providing a presentation on the successful implementation of respiratory protection innovation and technology
  • SSO James Wong being acknowledged by Neil Bibby, ESF Chairman
  • SSO James Wong conducted research in Arizona, California, Nevada and Washington, to investigate the successful implementation of firefighter air replenishment systems (FARS)
  • SSO James Wong’s research looked at the ability for firefighter air replenishment system (FARS) innovation to enhance emergency responder safety during breathing apparatus operations and/or training. This photo shows a live demonstration of a FARS at th
  • SSO James Wong had the opportunity to work with various fire departments across the US
  • SSO James Wong had the opportunity to work with various fire departments across Europe to learn more about breathing apparatus and air management procedures

By: James Wong

Category: Honours & Awards, Planning & Research

  11.15 AM 28 September, 2017


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On 14 September 2017, three CFA members were acknowledged for receiving their 2016 Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) Scholarships. 

CFA SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS ACKNOWLEDGED

28 September 2017

On the 14 September 2017, three CFA members were acknowledged for receiving their 2016 Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) Scholarships. The three CFA members were acknowledged alongside two other ESF Scholarship recipients from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and Victoria Police. They were all joined by other senior representatives from key emergency services agencies and the ESF board.

The 2016 ESF Scholarship Awardees Luncheon and Presentation was generously hosted by Mrs Jeanne Pratt, held at “Raheen” in Kew. This property has been the Pratt family’s residence since 1981, and is of historic and architectural significance to the State of Victoria.

The purpose of the ESF Scholarship Scheme, is to enable fellowships and grants to be made to members of the Victorian Emergency Services to assist them to undertake advanced studies in Australia or overseas. This might be by participating in formal courses of education or training or by attachment for study or observation with other agencies or educational or training institutions to advance their educational and professional standards.

Emergency Services Agency heads need to fully endorse recommended applicants for scholarships, confirming the benefits that would flow to the agency if their nominee is successful and the proposed methodology suggested.

The 2016 ESF Scholarship awardees from CFA were:

  • Philip Richard Hawkey, Vegetation Management Officer (District 12) and Euroa Fire Brigade member: Traditional Burning Practice Implications for planned burning in Victoria

 

  • Senior Station Officer Gavin Parker (Traralgon FS): Identify the best practices for the prevention,detection and supression of fire in open cut brown coal mines,coal handling ,transport and processing  including power generation facilities

 

  • Senior Station Officer James Wong (Boronia FS)To explore the successful implementation of respiratory protection innovation and technology within complex structural environments

 

More information about ESF Scholarships can be found on the website at http://www.esf.com.au/. Furthermore, previous ESF Scholarship awardees and their studies can be viewed here.

There will be an ESF Scholarship information night to be conducted on Tuesday 07 November 2017 at MFB Burnley Complex from 1800-2000hrs. Please contact Jenny Davis (ESF Executive Officer) on 0406 003 765 should you need to discuss the 2018 ESF Scholarship Program or wish to attend this Information Night in November.

If you have any questions from a CFA perspective, you can contact:

  • Operations Manager Stephen Walls - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Operations Officer Glenn Jennings - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Senior Station Officer Gavin Parker - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • Senior Station Officer James Wong - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Last Updated: 02 October 2017