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Top honours at 2010 Australian Safer Communities Awards
CFA's Chief Executive Officer Mick Bourke accompanied Brodie Rafferty of CFA to take out the state government category for the Victorian Fire Risk Register (VFRR).
The award is a great acknowledgement of the VFRR's enormous contribution to reducing the risk of bushfire on community assets, through its cutting edge mapping software.
CEO Mick Bourke has long stated that Community Safety must be innovative in all it does, and he was thrilled that one of the products that has advanced CFA's learnings from the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission has taken out this hard earned award.
As if top honours weren't enough, CFA was awarded a Higher Commendation for the Programs for Diverse Populations project - collected by our CEO on behalf of project manager Christine Elliott who missed the ceremony due to work commitments.
As part of the Programs for Diverse Populations project CFA translated key bushfire messages into 32 languages, created an audio version of the Fire Ready Kit and engaged 28 professional interpreters to deliver fire safety messages on radio and support CFA to reach our culturally and linguistically diverse communities.
The awards are hosted by the Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner and are sponsored nationally by the Attorney-General's Department in conjunction with states and territories.
CFA will now compete for the national Australian Safer Communities Award in Canberra later this year.