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Will you take the Fire Safety Pledge?
CFA is encouraging all Victorians totake theFire Safety Pledgethis summer.
More than 3,000 pledges have been made at TheFireSafetyPledge.com.au since the competition opened on 8 October.
By completing the online declaration, Victorians not only make a commitment to their own fire safety but can also support their nominated CFA brigades.
To take the pledge, members of the public simply select the fire safety actions they plan to take to better prepare for the threat of fire this summer.
General actions people can opt to take range from checking the local Fire Danger Rating each day, searching for information and warnings about fires on hot days, or talking with friends and family about fire risks.
People are also required to make a pledge about actions they plan to take around the home, such as testing smoke alarms monthly and changing smoke alarms batteries each year.
CFA is also asking participants to select a local brigade they wish to support, placing that brigade in a pool to win one of three $1,000 cash prizes.
The money will be used by CFA volunteers and staff to purchase additional equipment to help protect lives and property.
Winning brigades will be chosen from three categories: the brigade with the highest total number of pledges, the brigade with the highest number of pledges per capita, and the brigade with the highest number of pledges in a town with a population of less than 100 people.
Members of the public could also win one of five $200 Bunnings vouchers as an added incentive to join the cause.
CFA hopes the Pledge will increase awareness of the risk of fire.
Entries close Thursday 3 December.
Visit thefiresafetypledge.com.au for more information and to view progress on the Brigade Leader Board.