On Monday 4 December a number of diverse projects were recognised at the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards.
The annual Awards were held on Monday 4 December. They were initiated in 1983 and aim to recognise the extraordinary achievements of community groups, fire and emergency services agencies, shire councils and industry to reduce the effects of fire across Victoria.
Run by Victoria’s fire service agencies CFA, Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) and Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), award categories include Community Learning and Knowledge, Access and Inclusion and Innovation.
Winners for the 2017 Fire Awareness Awards are:
RACV Insurance Most Outstanding Award and Community Learning and Knowledge Award
Monterey Fire Ready- led by Monterey Secondary College, Magenta Safety Training & Parks Victoria
Access and Inclusion (Community)
Balmoral Fire Connect- led by Southern Grampians Glenelg Primary Care Partnership
Community Prevention and Preparedness Award (Community)
Cape Otway Fuel Reduction and Ecological Burns Program- led by Conservation Ecology Centre
Recovery Award (Community)
Barnawartha-Indigo Valley Bushfire Recovery- led by Indigo Valley Bushfire Community Recovery Committee
Government and Industry Diversity Award
Asylum Seeker Employment Pathways Project - led by DELWP and St Joseph’s Flexible Learning Centre
Government and Industry Partnership Award
Wiyn-murrup Yangarramela, fire spirit comes back- led by Corangamite Catchment Management Authority and Wiyn-murrup Yangarramela Working Group.
Upper Ferntree Gully Local Preparedness Videos- led by Upper Ferntree Gully Fire Brigade. (A still from one of the videos is shown above.)
For further details about the 2017 awards, please visit www.fireawarenessawards.com.au