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Fire Awareness Awards hit the road
As part of the Fire Awareness Awards (FAA) promotions, Carlie Newman from MFB has taken to the streets and is doing a road trip around beautiful country Victoria.
Carlie is visiting some of the 2013 winners to chat about their projects, what winning an award meant to them and what they’ve been working on since last December.
“It’s been a great and rewarding trip seeing how these people have helped and are still helping their community,” Carlie said.
“More than ever individuals are identifying how they can apply their trade or professional skills to fire preparedness projects and communities across Victoria are sharing their experiences, ideas and resources.”
Some of the key messages Carlie took with her from these visits are that volunteer community groups can drive successful fire preparedness, education and recovery programs and that having a diverse group of community members involved assists in developing ideas, broaden the groups skill base and increase the reach of a program.
So far Carlie has visited four of the 2013 winners:
- Firefoxes winners of the Recovery Award
- Dick Davies from the Warrandyte Community Association, the winner of the Community Preparedness award, Media and Communications award and RACV Award for Excellence
- The Blackwood & Surrounds Evacuation Exercise and Emergency Services EXPO who won the Community Preparedness award
- April Himmelreich with the Captain Koala and Friends Show who took home the award for Education.
Full stories and videos are available now on the Fire Awareness Awards website.
Winning an award has given each project extra media exposure giving them the opportunity to share their knowledge and experience with other regions.
There is still time to apply for new projects with entries for the 2014 Fire Awareness Awards open until 30 September 2014.