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Fire Awareness Awards success

  • The 2012 Winners group shot

By: CFA News

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, Honours & Awards

  9.44 AM 5 December, 2012

Location: General

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After a record number of applications, winners for the 2012 Fire Awareness Awards have been announced during a ceremony at RACV City Club Melbourne on Monday night.

With 200 people in attendance, award and grant finalists celebrated alongside senior members of the fire agencies and ministerial representatives.

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson said this year’s record number of entries showed the great work being done across the state to enhance fire awareness and safety that can reduce the incidence and impact of fire.

“The number of applications we received this year was overwhelming. Never before have we received so many,” he said.

“I would like to congratulate all of our winners and those who entered the fire awareness awards. For many of these people, carrying out these projects is not part of their job. They are volunteers or community groups dedicating their time to improving fire safety, preparedness, response and recovery.” 

Winning projects include:

Community – Community Preparedness
Beechworth Neighbourhood Centre
Indigo Fireflies

Community – Volunteer
CFA Glenburn Fire Brigade
Glenburn volunteers engaging with community

Community – Recovery
Slamed Creations
Black Saturday Remembrance Cruise

Community – Multicultural
Wyndham Community and Education Centre Inc.
Fire safety presentations for refugees

Community – Youth
CFA Eastern Metro Region, Warburton Fire Brigade and UYCH Community College
Youth At Risk

Community - Aged/Disability
Greater Shepparton City Council
Fire safety for HACC eligible clients

Community – Other
Regional Arts Victoria
Illuminated by Fire

Rushworth P-12 College and CFA Waranga Group
Rushworth P-12 Year 9 - CFA Advance Fire Crew

Fire Services
Multi Agency Capability Committee - DSE, CFA & MFB
Cobaw Bushfire Staff Ride

Media and Communications
Ferny Creek Bushfire Alert Committee Inc.
Ferny Creek Bushfire Alert System - Making Noise About Fire Safety

Ben Draffin
OneKey - multi-purpose firefighting spanner

Design and Construction
Geelong Grammar School
John Lewis Centre

New and Emerging Technologies
Alpine Shire Council
Bushfire Inspection iPad app

Government and Municipal
Alpine Shire Council
Bushfire Inspection iPad app

In addition to the awards, several grants were presented to developing projects. The
recipients were as follows:

Special Incentive Grant ($2,000)
Slamed Creations
Black Saturday Remembrance Cruise

Special Incentive Grant ($2,000)
Deaf Access Victoria Loddon Mallee
Deaf Smoke Alarm and Alerting Equipment Loan

Special Incentive Grant ($2,000)
Riding for the Disabled – Oaklands
Providing Basic Fire Equipment

RACV Insurance Fire Innovation Grant ($5,000)
Upper Yarra Community House – Community College
Fire Trax

RACV Insurance Fire Innovation Grant ($2,000)
Forrest and District Neighbourhood House
Forrest on Fire

The RACV Insurance Award for Excellence is awarded to one project that stands out as making a particularly significant and innovative contribution to promoting fire awareness in the community.

The winner of this award was Slamed Creations for the Black Saturday Remembrance Cruise.

The Fire Awareness Awards recognise the extraordinary work of people, groups and organisations in their efforts to reduce the number and effects of fire in Victoria. The awards have been presented for over 25 years, as a collaborative venture between Victoria’s fire agencies – CFA, MFB, DSE and the Fire Services Commissioner.

It was a wonderful opportunity to recognise the dynamic efforts of those involved in these innovative projects.

Congratulations to all award and grant winners.

For a full list of award winners please visit:

Last Updated: 05 December 2012