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Volunteer fireys to do battle at champs

By: CFA Media

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  9.12 AM 4 March, 2016


Location: District 18 News, General

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CFA members are gearing up to showcase their skills at the Volunteer Fire Brigades Senior State Urban Fire Brigade Championships in Mildura on 12 March.

A total of 57 teams made up of firefighters from rural brigades across Victoria will compete in a variety of events involving basic rural firefighting equipment such as tanks, pumps, hoses and ladders.

The huge event will attract approximately 3,500 people, including friends, family and loved ones of the 1,000 competitors.

CFA Chief Officer Joe Buffone said events such as this displayed the dedication and enthusiasm of CFA members.

“It’s a chance for brigades from all over Victoria to come together to build team spirit, develop individual and team skills and promote camaraderie among brigades, volunteers and their families,” he said.

“Not only do the championships increase and maintain a level of physical fitness for competitors, but they help to improve the skills and handling of firefighting equipment.”

There will also be four teams each from Bassendean, Bunbury, Harvey and Mandurah in Western Australia contesting the championship.

Mildura Fire Brigade won the right to host the championships and have hosted state championships 10 times in the past, most recently in 2010.

The brigade is integrated, with 30 career staff supporting 63 senior volunteer members and 17 junior members.

The championships are organised by a committee made up of members from Mildura Fire Brigade. Committee members have contributed significant time and effort to the championships, over and above their commitment to their brigade.

Emergency Management Commissioner Craig Lapsley will officially open the championships at Mildura Showgrounds at 9am on Saturday, 12 March.

COMPETING BRIGADES 

Ararat

Harvey

Sale

Bairnsdale/Lakes Entrance

Hoppers Crossing

Sebastopol

Bassendean

Horsham

Seymour

Belgrave

Kangaroo Flat 

Sorrento

Benalla

Knox Group

St Arnaud

Bendigo

Kooweerup

Stanhope

Bunbury

Kyneton  

Stawell

Caroline Springs

Lara

Sunbury

Cobden

Maffra A 

Swan Hill

Corio A

Maffra B

Tatura

Corio B

Maldon 

Traralgon

Creswick

Mandurah

Warracknabeal

Dandenong

Maryvale 

Warrnambool

Diamond Creek

Melton   

Wendouree

Drouin/Bunyip

Mildura

Werribee

Eaglehawk  A

Moe

Whittlesea

Eaglehawk B

Mornington

 

Echuca

Morwell

 

Euroa  

Narre Warren

 

Geelong  West

Pakenham

 

Golden Square

Patterson River

 

Hallam

Pyramid Hill

 

 

Last Updated: 04 March 2016