2021 champs in full swing

The first day of the Urban & Rural Seniors and Rural Juniors Championships has finished and the rural senior results are in. 


The day started with an opening ceremony where Peter Shaw AFSM officially opened the championships. 

Speeches from Moorooduc Brigade Captain Neville Jones, Dromana Brigade Captain Timothy Desmond, CFA CEO Natalie MacDonald and Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp were also given.

CFA has 79 senior brigades and 33 junior brigades competing over the weekend.

A range of senior rural and urban events have taken place including the Hose & Ladder, Y Coupling and Marshall and more. A full list of results are available on the VFBV website.

Aggregate results for the Rural Seniors


  • 1st BEAZLEY’S BRIDGE A 78 Points
  • 2nd ELDORADO A 32 Points
  • 3rd HURSTBRIDGE A 28 Points


  • 1st SEDGWICK B 74 Points
  • 2nd SEDGWICK A 54 Points
  • 3rd  SPRINGHURST B 26 Points


  • 1st BEAZLEY’S BRIDGE B 90 Points
  • 2nd ELTHAM A 48 Points
  • 3rd RUTHERGLEN A 34 Points

Aggregate results for the Urban Seniors will be announced tomorrow once all events are completed. Currently Kangaroo Flat are leading the way with both their A and B teams. 

CFA Chief Office Jason Heffernan took part in the Chief Charge event alongside Deputy Chief Officer Gavin Thompson, A/Executive Direction Volunteers and Capability Peter O’Keefe and Deputy Chief Officer Rohan Luke.  The team raced and lost against Drouin/Bunyip Fire Brigade.

“Today is all about healthy competition, practicing your skills, and showing the community how good our brigades are at their fire craft.

“The camaraderie and teamwork that has been exhibited today is fantastic as brigade battles brigade for supremacy.

“What is really great is that it just goes to show how our brigades are part of every community and like the CFA we come together as a community to celebrate what is great about this organisation.

“To all the teams that competed today, congratulations!”

The CFA corporate tent was open all day and allowed members to find out what’s happening across CFA, get a health check, complete training and take part in a treasure hunt.

Gates open tomorrow at 7 am with competition events starting at 8.30am. A daily check in of all attendees is required.

As part of the check in process, all attendees will be required to be temperature tested, receive an admittance wrist band and 'check in' using the allocated code. Please allow plenty of time for the check in process.

Keep up to date with everything that’s happening, in real time, on the CFA Champs Facebook page.

More information and FAQ’s regarding COVID safe practices and the general running of the 2021 State Championships can be found on the Members Online page.

AFSM Peter Shaw

Author: Holly Penketh