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CFA State Forum to hit Bendigo
The CFA Community Engagement and Fire Awareness State Forum is back for 2013.
Following the great success of the event held in Macedon and Creswick over the past two years, the State Forum is back for 2013. It aims to encourage brigade members from around the State to build on their community engagement experience and share their local fire safety initiatives.
Executive Manager Community Capability, Terry Hayes said today “research suggests that local brigade members are one of the most highly trusted sources of information to a community. Coming directly from brigade members, fire safety information can make a big difference. The State Forum, being led by the Member Engagement Volunteer Reference Group gets like-minded CFA members together to share knowledge and ideas to provide them with the support and confidence to go and have those fire-safety conversations with their community."
The sessions over the weekend will expand this year to include workshops and presentations on planned burning and vegetation management as well as some broader volunteerism issues. “A large focus of this year’s event will be also be to support brigade members wishing to learn more about the ‘Community Safety Coordinator’ role to be integrated on to Brigade Management Teams in line with the new Brigade and Membership Classification changes” said Terry.
Event - CFA Community Engagement and Fire Awareness State Forum
Theme – The road to safer communities, Are we there yet?
Date - Saturday August 3 and Sunday August 4, 2013.
Venue - All Seasons Hotel, Bendigo
You can watch highlights of last year’s event here.
If you’re interested in fire safety in your community, then register your interest to attend now