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CFA snags a helping hand this Australia Day

By: CFA Media

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers

  2.25 PM 20 January, 2016

Location: General

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CFA is encouraging Victorians to grab a snag this Australia Day weekend to support their local fire brigade. 

Barbecue fundraisers are being held at Bunnings Warehouse stores on Saturday 23 January, with every cent raised going towards CFA and SES.

Volunteer firefighters will join Bunnings team members at around 40 stores to discuss fire safety with members of the community.

This summer, hundreds of CFA volunteers gave up time with family and friends over Christmas and New Year's to help protect the state from bushfire.

CFA Chief Executive Officer Lucinda Nolan commended Bunnings for recognising the important work carried out by the state’s emergency service volunteers.

“These sausage sizzles are a great way for people to support a CFA brigade and get to know some of our dedicated members in a relaxed and casual setting,” Ms Nolan said.

“We hope the community will take up this opportunity to have a bite to eat while also learning a thing or two about how to keep themselves and their loved ones safe from fire over summer.

“It’s a critical time of year for fire and emergency services. We urge all Victorians to prepare their home, have a fire plan and keep informed.”

More than $100,000 was raised through the initiative in 2015 in Victoria, with more than $50,000 going directly to participating fire brigades.

Participating stores include:

Bairnsdale Warehouse

Epsom - Bendigo Warehouse

Shepparton Warehouse

Ballarat Warehouse

Frankston Warehouse

Springvale Warehouse

Bayswater Warehouse

Geelong North Warehouse

Sunbury Warehouse

Bendigo Warehouse

Hastings Warehouse

Torquay Warehouse


Hoppers Crossing Warehouse

Traralgon Warehouse

Caroline Springs Warehouse


Vermont South Warehouse

Carrum Downs Warehouse

Keysborough Warehouse


Coburg Warehouse

Melton Warehouse

Warrnambool Warehouse


Mill Park Warehouse

Waurn Ponds Warehouse

Craigieburn Warehouse

Mornington Warehouse


Cranbourne Warehouse

Morwell Warehouse

West Footscray Warehouse

Croydon Warehouse

Notting Hill Warehouse

Wodonga Warehouse

Echuca Warehouse

Pakenham Warehouse


Eltham Warehouse

Rosebud Warehouse


Epping Warehouse

Scoresby Warehouse

Last Updated: 21 January 2016