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Support Blue Ribbon Day
Blue Ribbon Day honours the dedicated men and women from Victoria Police who have lost their lives serving the community.
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.
We can do nothing to bring them back but as a grateful community we can take steps to honour their memory and ensure their sacrifice is acknowledged.
In support of Blue Ribbon Day, CFA will host a morning tea at 10.30am on Monday, 29 September in the Building 8 kitchen at Headquarters in East Burwood.
CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson 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.
“Our members show courage and dedication protecting lives and property in Victoria every day,” he said
“This September, we remember and 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 building new and improved hospital facilities that bear the names of the fallen Victoria Police Officers.
You will be able to purchase Blue Ribbon merchandise 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 Monday, 29 September. To find out about services in your area, visit www.remember.org.au/Home.
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 and Police and Emergency Services Minister Kim Wells.