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Heyfield Juniors up to new heights

By: Emily Durbridge

Category: Youth & Juniors

  2.14 PM 29 October, 2013

Location: District 9 News, District 10 News, District 11 News, General

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The Heyfield & District Community Bank very generously presented a cheque for $2,500 for The Heyfield Junior CFA Volunteer Development Program at the Traralgon Fire Station on Monday October 14.

After the presentation of the generous donation, the young volunteers were invited onto the 'Bronto'.

'Bronto' is an emergency vehicle with a 42m Aerial Ladder. Safety harnessed and supervised, Mathew and Hayley were elevated 42 meters above the ground where they could "see everything, even Las Vegas"  Talk about dizzying heights!

This exciting experience was followed by a tour of the Traralgon Fire Station and some of the fire fighting equipment. The Team Leaders were also impressed.

The volunteer juniors program started in May this year. The program is run by Heyfield CFA Volunteers, the project is fully self funded, our Juniors will be hands on with fundraising along the way.

We currently have 8 Junior members aged between 11-16 who are supported by 7 Team
leaders in the group.

The program aims to teach, basic fire fighting, fire safety, leadership, community spirit, teamwork, responsibility, volunteering, fun, friendship and much more.

With demonstrations from SES and Ambulance Vic and a tour of DEPI in Heyfield, the Juniors have had a fun learning experience thius far.

Many Thanks to Traralgon Fire Station for hosting us for the evening, thanks to the Lions Club Heyfield for use of the bus and a BIG thanks to the people of Heyfield who support our Community Bank which made this donation possible

Last Updated: 29 October 2013