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Fire Awareness winners 2013

By: CFA Media

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, Honours & Awards

  2.35 PM 5 December, 2013


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After receiving an incredible number of applications, winners for the 2013 Fire Awareness Awards have been announced.

Awards were presented during a ceremony last night at the RACV City Club in Melbourne, where award winners, finalists and grant recipients celebrated alongside senior members of the fire agencies and ministerial representatives.

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson said the quality of this year’s entries showed the community was really enthusiastic about enhancing fire awareness and safety across Victoria.

“I would like to congratulate all of our winners and those who entered the Fire Awareness Awards. For many of the project drivers, it was not part of their job. They were volunteers or community groups dedicating their time to improving fire safety, preparedness, response and recovery.”

The winners are:

AGED AND DISABILITY
MFB - Seniors Fire Safety Program

COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS
Moorabool Shire Council & Blackwood Evacuation Exercise Working Group - Blackwood & Surrounds Evacuation Exercise and Emergency Services Expo

COMMUNITY PREPAREDNESS
Warrandyte Community Association
'Be Ready Warrandyte' − Living with Bushfire Risk

EDUCATION
April Himmelreich (CFA volunteer) - The Captain Koala & Friends Show

FIRE SERVICES
CFA - Volunteer Health and Wellbeing

INDUSTRY/SERVICE
Department of Human Services Fire Risk Management Unit - The Capital Management Guidelines − series 7 Fire Risk Management. Targeting Vulnerable Victorians

INDUSTRY/SERVICE
MFB - The Hoarding Notification System

MEDIA AND COMMUNICATIONS
Warrandyte Community Association & Warrandyte Theatre Company - 'Do you have a fire plan?' video

NEW AND EMERGING INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES
DEPI, CFA, MFB & SES - eMap

PRODUCT DESIGN
Bartco Traffic Equipment Pty Ltd - Electronic Fire Danger Rating Signs

RECOVERY
Firefoxes Australia - Firefoxes Australia − Women Rising Together from Black Saturday

YOUTH
Echo Youth and Family Services - Cardinia Hills Youth Fire Readiness Project

The RACV Insurance Award for Excellence is awarded to one project that stands out for making a particularly significant and innovative contribution to promoting fire awareness in the community. The winner of this award is Warrandyte Community Association for its Be Ready Warrandyte − Living with Bushfire Risk project.

Two grants were also presented to developing projects. The recipients were:

SPECIAL INCENTIVE GRANT
Firefoxes Australia - 'Women leading change'

RACV INSURANCE FIRE INNOVATION GRANT
St John Ambulance Australia (Vic) Inc - Community First Program

The Fire Awareness Awards recognise the extraordinary work of individuals, groups and organisations in their efforts to reduce the effect of fires in Victoria. The awards have been presented for over 25 years, as a collaborative venture between Victoria’s fire agencies – CFA, MFB, DEPI and the Fire Services Commissioner. RACV Insurance is a proud long-term sponsor of the Fire Awareness Awards.

Congratulations to all award winners and grant recipients - you were the toast of the evening!

Last Updated: 07 December 2013