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Join the Chief Officer and take on Febfast

By: CFA News

Category: Events / Fundraising / Offers, Health & Safety

  2.46 PM 29 January, 2016

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CFA Chief Officer Joe Buffone has joined 'A Pause for a Cause', vowing to give up sugar and alcohol for Febfast.

The health initiative sees people abstaining from sugar and/or alcohol over February. Pervious participants report the health and lifestyle benefits include weight loss, better sleep, more energy and improved concentration.

Febfast also helps raise funds for the Youth Support and Advocacy Service (YSAS), which supports young people experiencing serious disadvantage.

Joe said the decision to take part was simple.

“It’s a good cause. I didn’t have to think twice about it,” he said.

“It will be challenging but worthwhile.”

The Chief Officer may have it a bit harder than most, as he’ll be doing Febfast during what is traditionally the busiest month of the year for Victoria’s fire authorities.

“It’s going to be testing giving up sugar but it’s a good cause, plus it will help me to focus.”

Joe’s strategy is straight forward. “Get in there and give it a go. I’ll just do it hard, cold turkey.”

CFA Chief Executive Officer Lucinda Nolan is also taking part. A member of the YSAS Board, she’s a veteran of numerous Febfasts and will be giving up sugar this year.

Each region and Burwood Headquarters have a Febfast team registered. You can find out how to join in here. Time is running out though, with Febfast set to begin on Monday.

CFA groups currently make up four of the top 100 participating teams, with CFA HQ sitting at number six.

To learn more about the benefits of participating in FebFast and the work of YSAS, go to and

Last Updated: 23 March 2016