Excitement builds for the 2021 State Championships

Today, the Senior Urban and Senior and Junior Rural State Championships kick off in Mooroopna and the atmosphere is overwhelming. 


Running across the entire weekend (27-28 March) the championships will host approximately 1000 people across each competition day, including competitors, immediate family members, coaches, judges, officials, support staff and dignitaries.

Hosted at Mooroopna Recreation Reserve, Midland Highway, Mooroopna, the championships open their doors at 6.30am for CFA members and their immediate families. 

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.

The organising committees have worked closely with the Pandemic Management Team and other key stakeholders such as DHHS to ensure the events are COVID compliant and the health and wellbeing of our members remains paramount.

A/Executive Director Volunteers and Capability Peter O’Keefe said it’s great to see so much excitement amongst our members.

“It’s great to be able to see so many of our members coming together to celebrate CFA,” Peter said.

“Last weekend we had amazing results from our junior members and I’m excited to see even more of our members come together and showcase their firefighting skills.

“We have so much to celebrate and I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone involved in the championships and look forward to the weekend ahead.”

A full list of the Urban Junior results can be found on the VFBV website. 

VFBV State Championships are one of CFA's proudest and longest traditions and it was incredibly disappointing for all involved to make the decision to cancel the 2020 State Championships due to the global COVID19 pandemic. However, CFA are thrilled to be hosting the State Championships in 2021.

This year, there will be a strong corporate presence including:

  • Emergency Memberlink
  • Honours and Awards
  • Member ID
  • Inclusion and Fairness
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Youth Programs
  • Volunteer Recruitment and Retention
  • Volunteer Merchandise
  • Bushfire and Fire Prevention and Preparedness
  • Child Safety

The Safety Compliance Team will be attending with their Low Voltage Fuse Removal and Safe Working at Heights equipment and Infrastructure Services will have a number of their appliances in attendance. Furthermore, the recently announced CFA Workwear will be on display, along with PPE and other Wildfire PPE and Structure PPC.

The Training team will be hosting Entrapment drills, Virtual Reality sessions, Mobile props and large displays in the Learning Hub within the Corporate Marquee.

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.

Author: Holly Penketh