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Show support for Blue Ribbon Day
Blue Ribbon Day honours the 157 dedicated men and women from Victoria Police who have lost their lives serving the community.
In support of Blue Ribbon Day, CFA will host a morning tea at 10.30am on Monday, 30 September in the Building 8 kitchen at Headquarters in East Burwood.
CFA Deputy Chief Officer Alan Ellis is encouraging members to get behind the cause by attending the morning tea or hosting an event of their own over the next couple of weeks.
“As a fire service, we know all too well the bravery and dedication shown by our members to protect lives and property in Victoria,” he said.
“This month, we also pay tribute to fellow emergency service men and women from Victoria Police who have sacrificed their lives serving the community.”
All money raised goes towards new and improved emergency facilities in public hospitals named in memory of fallen officers.
You can purchase Blue Ribbon merchandise at CFA reception, 8 Lakeside Drive Burwood East and at the morning tea.
Regions wishing to host an event or get involved can receive a fundraising kit by contacting the Blue Ribbon Foundation on (03) 9555 8000. The kit includes a donation tin and merchandise for sale.
This year, Blue Ribbon Day falls on Sunday, 29 September and the National Police Remembrance Day march and services will be held on Friday, 27 September. To find out about services in your area, visit www.remember.org.au/Home.
In total, 157 Victoria Police members have been killed in the line of duty. Of these, 30 have been murdered, which underlines the dangers police members face on a daily basis.
You can find out more about Blue Ribbon Day and the Blue Ribbon Foundation by watching this video, featuring Victoria Police Chief Commissioner Ken Lay, Police and Emergency Services Minister Kim Wells.