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Fire Awareness Awards winners announced

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11 Dec 2012
After a record number of applications, winners for the 2012 Fire Awareness Awards have been announced.

Awards were presented on Monday night at the RACV City Club in Melbourne, where award and grant finalists celebrated alongside senior members of the fire agencies and ministerial representatives.

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson said this year’s record number of entries showed the great work being done across the state to enhance fire awareness and safety that can reduce the incidence and impact of fire.

"The number of applications we received this year was overwhelming. Never before have we received so many," he said.

"I would like to congratulate all of our winners and those who entered the fire awareness awards. For many of these people, carrying out these projects is not part of their job. They are volunteers or community groups dedicating their time to improving fire safety, preparedness, response and recovery."

Winning projects include:

Community – Community Preparedness

Beechworth Neighbourhood Centre, Indigo Fireflies

Community – Volunteer

CFA Glenburn Fire Brigade, Glenburn volunteers engaging with community

Community – Recovery

Slamed Creations, Black Saturday Remembrance Cruise

Community – Multicultural

Wyndham Community and Education Centre Inc., Fire safety presentations for refugees

Community – Youth

CFA Eastern Metro Region, Warburton Fire Brigade and UYCH Community College, Youth At Risk

Community - Aged/Disability

Greater Shepparton City Council, Fire safety for HACC eligible clients

Community – Other

Regional Arts Victoria, Illuminated by Fire


Rushworth P-12 College and CFA Waranga Group, Rushworth P-12 Year 9 - CFA Advance Fire Crew

Fire Services

Multi Agency Capability Committee - DSE, CFA & MFB, Cobaw Bushfire Staff Ride

Media and Communications

Ferny Creek Bushfire Alert Committee Inc., Ferny Creek Bushfire Alert System - Making Noise About Fire Safety


Ben Draffin, OneKey - multi-purpose firefighting spanner

Design and Construction

Geelong Grammar School, John Lewis Centre

New and Emerging Technologies

Alpine Shire Council, Bushfire Inspection iPad app

Government and Municipal

Alpine Shire Council, Bushfire Inspection iPad app

Special Incentive Grant

Slamed Creations, Black Saturday Remembrance Cruise

Special Incentive Grant

Deaf Access Victoria Loddon Mallee, Deaf Smoke Alarm and Alerting Equipment Loan

Special Incentive Grant

Riding for the Disabled – Oaklands, Providing Basic Fire Equipment

RACV Insurance Fire Innovation Grant

Upper Yarra Community House – Community College, Fire Trax

RACV Insurance Fire Innovation Grant

Forrest and District Neighbourhood House, Forrest on Fire

RACV Insurance Award for Excellence

Slamed Creations, Black Saturday Remembrance Cruise.

The Fire Awareness Awards recognise the extraordinary work of people, groups and organisations in their efforts to reduce the number and effects of fire in Victoria. The awards have been presented for over 25 years, as a collaborative venture between Victoria’s fire agencies – CFA, MFB, DSE and the Fire Services Commissioner.

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