State Rural Championships fire up in Bendigo

Rural brigades from around the state will converge on Bendigo over the next few days for the prestigious CFA-VFBV State Rural Championships. 


The competition is the last on the firefighting calendar, with both Senior and Junior events to be held across the weekend at the Tom Flood Sports Centre.  

This comes after CFA announced plans to hold the Rural and Urban Championships as a flagship event across the same weekend, beginning in Mooroopna in 2020.

Chief Officer Steve Warrington said the Championships are a chance for CFA people to come together as one.

“All CFA people take pride in representing their brigade, but also our organisation.

“The Championships are a chance to come together as one, compete to the best of our abilities, catch up with friends new and old, and enjoy the spectacle of a fun and safe competition.”

Action kicks off at 8.30am on both Saturday and Sunday - check out the schedule below: 



1.    Low Down Pump & Ladder                   (5 competitors)

2.    Wet Hose & Ladder                              (4 competitors)

3.    Tanker Hose Reel & Ladder                (5 competitors)

4.    Tanker - Priming, Pumping & Ladder (4 competitors)

5.    Hydrant & Tanker                                 (4 competitors)

6.    Tanker - Drawing Water from Tank    (4 competitors)

Also, the Conduct Event will be judged throughout the day, from 0845 until 1500 hours.



1A & 1B    Low Down Pump & Ladder                 (4 competitors)

2A & 2B    Wet Hose & Ladder                             (4 competitors)

4A & 4B    Tanker - Priming, Pumping & Ladder (4 competitors)

5A & 5B    Hydrant & Tanker                                (4 competitors)

6A & 6B    Tanker - Drawing Water from Tank   (4 competitors)

Author: Tim McGlone