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The Fire Safety Pledge coming soon

By: Jamie Devenish

Category: Community Safety, Events / Fundraising / Offers

  5.16 PM 18 August, 2015


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Brigades are being offered the chance to win one of three $1000 cash prizes this spring by simply getting members of their community to take the online ‘Fire Safety Pledge’.

The Pledge aims to increase public awareness of the risk of fires and offers the community some specific actions they can choose to take in order to reduce their risk or better prepare for fire. The pledge will offer both summer fire safety actions such as “I pledge to check the Fire Danger Rating each day” and home fire safety actions such as “I pledge to test my smoke alarm monthly”.

How it works

When members of the public make their commitments online, they will be asked to enter a local CFA brigade they may wish to support. At the end of the competition (whjich runs from mid October to early December 2015) the brigade with the most number of pledges across three different categories will receive the cash prizes. The different competition categories cater for CFA brigades serving communities of different sizes and give small brigades a chance to compete just by connecting with their community. The categories are:

  1.        Overall winner – CFA brigade with the overall most votes
  2.        Per-capita – CFA brigade with the most votes relative to their approximate population
  3.        Tiny Town – for brigades serving an approximate population of less than 100 people

To create a public incentive, anyone who takes the pledge will go into a draw to win one of five $200 Bunnings vouchers. Get involved at http://thefiresafetypledge.com.au/ from mid-October 2015.

More information to come shortly.

Last Updated: 31 August 2015