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Why I volunteer with CFA?

By: Chanel Forbes

Category: People, Training & Recruitment

  3.03 PM 9 May, 2017


Location: District 14 News

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“I volunteer for CFA because I get to build great friendships with other likeminded people in and around my community. They are happy just to be someone that cares and helps out when others need assistance.” Lieutenant Martin Pelly, Bulla Fire Brigade.

I’m part of CFA because it’s a rewarding challenge. There are some truly great people in CFA and working with them to achieve the things we achieve is a great reward.” Deputy Group Officer Chas Pagon, Nillumbik Group

As a non-operational member, my role is valuable because our CFA is the heart of the community and I find it extremely rewarding to be apart of keeping it safe.” Secretary Melissa Casey, Wildwood Fire Brigade

A Group Officers role is to support his brigades in all aspects such as training, administration etc. and to ensure they are operationally capable. I’ve found this rewarding because of the personal interaction with all the members.” Group Officer Urs Biedermann, Whittlesea Diamond Valley Group.

In celebration of National Volunteer Week, our fantastic members shared with us the reason volunteering is so important and why they joined their brigade.

District 14 currently has approximately 2345 volunteers within our 36 fire brigades, 2 headquarters brigades and our Werribee Coast Guard who provide marine response.

There is a role for almost everyone in CFA if you are passionate about supporting your community. Often people think that CFA is just firefighting, but there is so much more to it.

If you are interested in finding out more information or if your local fire brigade is looking for new members – follow this link: http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/volunteer-careers/volunteer-today/

Many brigades across CFA are particularly looking for potential firefighters who are available during the day time.

Last Updated: 09 May 2017