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FAA entries close soon
The Fire Awareness Awards recognises the hard work that individuals, community groups and organisations put in to reducing the effects of fire in Victoria.
Projects can address:
- Fire preparedness
- Fire safety
- Fire awareness
- Fire prevention
- Fire response
- Recovery after fire
So what are the benefits of entering the awards...besides the chance to win $10,000.
Here is what some of the 2013 winners had to say:
Dick Davies, President of the Warrandyte Community Association, winners of the Community Preparedness Award (community category), Media and Communications Award and the RACV Award for Excellence “The immediate impact of winning the awards was the huge amount of enthusiasm and excitement within the people who were involved in the project and then we were able to use this to raise the profile of the project in the local community and further.’”
Sgt. Trevor Johnston, member of the Moorabool Municipal Emergency Planning Committee winners of the Community Preparedness Award (industry category) “Entering the 2013 Fire Awareness Awards provided a really good opportunity to recognise our volunteer emergency service workers and the good work they are doing”.
Kate Riddle, FireFoxes Australia, winners of the Recovery Award “Winning the award meant that there were a whole heap of women in our community who all of a sudden had a burst of enthusiasm”.
All the 2013 finalists and winners reported that being involved in the Fire Awareness Awards meant that they suddenly became part of a network of fire aware Victorians who share ideas and resources on how to make their communities safer.
Long term partner of the awards RACV Insurance is offering a $10,000 Award for Excellence to the most outstanding application*. Three Special Incentive Grants* of up to $2,000 are available to implement new fire projects or further develop existing projects.
Entries close 30 September 2014.
* The RACV Award for Excellence and Special Incentive Grants are not open to paid staff of MFB, CFA, DEPI and RACV.
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