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New award honours community for bravery

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A new CFA award will recognise members of Victorian communities for bravery and service to their communities.

New award honours community for bravery

The Citizen’s Commendation Certificate acknowledges a community member who has performed an act of bravery at a fire incident or provided exemplary service in connection to CFA or for their communities.

The award will be presented throughout the year as needed, with CFA brigades able to nominate people who they believe deserve to be recognised for their brave actions and support and commitment to the health and safety of their own communities.

CFA has also updated the criteria for its Chief Officer’s Commendation Letter to include members of the community.

This award acknowledges outstanding performance of operational or administrative duties, contribution to their communities, and those who carry out their duties without any thought of personal recognition.

“Through our awards program, we recognise the amazing efforts of our people, as well as members of communities, who go above and beyond at key incidents,” CEO and Chief Officer Steve Warrington said.

“This new award also allows us to acknowledge members of the communities in which we operate for not only their bravery but for their commitment to supporting CFA and its mission.”

Both awards have been endorsed by the CFA Board, and nominations for the certificate can be related to any incident from 1 July 2019 onward.

Visit the awards website to find out more  

For any enquiries, please contact CFA Honours and Awards on 9262 8842 or email