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By: CFA Media

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, Honours & Awards

  3.10 PM 5 December, 2016

Location: General

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A diverse range of projects was recognised for excellence at the 2016 annual Fire Awareness Awards last Thursday evening (1 December).

The winners of the prestigious awards were celebrated for their innovation and ingenuity in front of an audience of over 200 people representing community members and emergency services from across Victoria.

The event was run by Victoria’s fire agencies CFA, MFB and DELWP.

Many CFA members were recognised for their hard work and dedication to improving community safety.

Winners for the 2016 Fire Awareness Awards are:

Access and Inclusion

Ready2Go Program – led by Echo Youth & Family Services Inc

Community-led Preparedness (Community)

Fire N Friends – led by Kerrie Hall Inc

Community-led Preparedness (Industry)

The Fire Game – led by Surf Coast Shire Council

Community-led Prevention

Friends of Bethanga Creek – led by Bethanga Recreation Reserve Committee of Management


Emergency Services Journey – led by Maryborough Education Centre

Fire Service Award for Local-led Prevention and Preparedness

#Weworkasone - Mallacoota Community Safety and Resilience Support Group Project – led by CFA Mallacoota Brigade

Fire Service Award for Partnership

Living with Bushfire - A Community Conference – led by DELWP

Fire Service Award for a Project of Statewide Significance

The Fire Safety Pledge – led by CFA

Innovation and Design

Early Vegetation Fire Detection System for Overhead Power-line – led by IND Technology Pty Ltd

Recovery (Community)

Strengthening Communities After the Scotsburn Fires – led by Scotsburn Community Recovery Committee

Recovery (Industry)

Rural Fire Tales – led by Benalla Rural City Council and Department of Health & Human Services

Special Commendation

Grampians REDiCommunity Project led by Australian Red Cross

RACV Insurance Award for Excellence

Ready2Go Program – led by Echo Youth & Family Services Inc

Fire Services Special Incentive Grants of $2,000 each

Home Fire Awareness Project – led by the Association of Hazaras in Victoria

The Best Laid Plans – led by Jan Osmotherly from Rural Fire Tales

For further details about the 2016 awards, please visit


Last Updated: 06 December 2016