In Churchill last year, quick thinking neighbours alerted emergency services after they saw smoke issuing from their neighbour’s house, helping to save 80 per cent of the house.
CFA was the beneficiary of a generous neighbour late last year, when a selfless member of the community sold his land to CFA so that the new Edithvale Fire Station could be built. And just over a month ago a man in Belmont heard a smoke alarm next door and dialled Triple Zero (000), saving his neighbour’s life.
There can be no doubting the importance of having good neighbours, in both urban and rural settings. That’s why on Sunday 31 March, we’re celebrating Neighbour Day.
CFA, SES and Red Cross recognise that Victorians who have strong relationships with their neighbours are more likely to help one another and have better outcomes when faced with emergencies.
The Neighbour Day Challenge is designed as a fun, practical opportunity for CFA members, staff and members of the community to walk-the-walk and connect with their own neighbours.
Neighbour Day Challenge
Step 1: Do something with your neighbours, or anything neighbourly on Sunday March 31
Step 2: Share what you did on social media (A photo, video or description to Facebook, Twitter or Instagram)
Step 3: Use the hash-tags #NeighbourDayChallenge and #CFAVIC for your chance to win. Make sure your account is set to public to ensure we can see your entry.
Winners will be drawn at random. There are five $200 Bunnings Warehouse vouchers up for grabs.
Terms and conditions for this competition can be found here.
Resources are available for CFA members to promote the competition through their own brigades via the Template Toolkit.