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Nominations for Inspire Awards closing soon

By: CFA News

Category: Honours & Awards, People

  3.25 PM 28 November, 2016

Location: General

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Nominations for this year’s Inspire Awards close next Monday (5 December) so this is your last chance to nominate a CFA member who is an inspiration to the rest of the brigade! 

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, one in five Australians has a disability. Last year the Supreme Court of Victoria held the inaugural Inspire Awards, recognising people who identify with a disability and are well respected in their field of work and community.

These awards recognise everyday heroes; the role models who advocate for others and who deserve recognition for their outstanding work.

CFA’s Mick Cummins won the inaugural Police and Community Engagement award last year for his work in supporting Victoria Police and CFA members experiencing PTSD and other mental health issues. Mick has been known to pay for petrol and groceries for retired members, and always goes above and beyond what is expected of his peer support role.

This year CFA has been given its own award category – Best Achievement Award in the Country Fire Authority – and we’re seeking your help to nominate members who, like Mick, inspire those around them and raise awareness of disability issues.   

All nominations are confidential. The Inspire Awards have a silent nomination process (similar to the Australian Fire Services Medal), meaning the nominee cannot be told they have been nominated. If selected, nominees will be invited to attend the Awards Ceremony on Thursday 20 April 2017.

To nominate a CFA member you know, complete the application form and submit via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Nominations close onMonday 5 December.

Last Updated: 28 November 2016