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District 14 thanks its brigade support members

By: Lisa English

Category: Community Safety, People

  3.04 PM 11 May, 2017


Location: District 14 News

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As part of National Volunteer Week, we celebrate our support members and gain an insight into the important role they play in their brigade. 

A brigade support member’s primary purpose is providing administration and/or logistical support. Being a support member is just as important to the brigades as being a fire fighter.

Some of the duties that brigade support members can perform include, assisting with functions, supporting recruitment drives, fundraising and ensuring vehicles are in a state of readiness.

“I love being a support member because l get to cook for everyone whether it is after an incident, catering for a function or just to get together, I also love helping out with the juniors and helping out in any way I can”  Secretary Dianne English, Craigieburn Fire Brigade

Community Engagement is another important role that is performed by non-operational members. There are few people more passionate about educating the community with important Fire Safety information than Truganina’s very own Michele Abbott.

I enjoy being able to engage with the members of our community and being able to educate them about the environment that they live in, to be better prepared for emergencies especially around the home.”

My decision to join Truganina was an easy one, as my husband Graham had joined the brigade in 2009 and I decided in 2011 after 15 years serving as a volunteer member of a Community Centre Board of Management it was time for a change, joining the Brigade seemed to be a logical step” Michele Abbott, Community Engagement Co-Ordinator, Truganina Fire Brigade.

On Day 5 of National Volunteer Week, District 14 thank those who cook our food, help around the station and do anything possible to help out the brigades.

If you are interested in becoming a non – operational member with your local Fire Brigade you can register your interest here - http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/volunteer-careers/volunteer-today/

Last Updated: 11 May 2017