A diverse range of projects were recognised for excellence at last night’s annual Fire Awareness Awards.
The winners of the prestigious awards were celebrated for their innovation and ingenuity in front of an audience of over 200 people representing community members and emergency services from across Victoria.
The big winner was the Ready2Go program, led by Echo Youth & Family Services Inc which won the best community project of 2016 taking home the RACV Insurance Award for Excellence worth $10,000.
Run by Victoria’s fire agencies – MFB, CFA and DELWP – the winners and finalists were acknowledged for their outstanding efforts.
“The quality of the winners demonstrates the clear understanding that Victorian communities have around fire awareness and safety,” DELWP’s Chief Fire Officer Stephanie Rotarangi said.
“These Awards recognise the fantastic grass-roots, community-led projects that go such a long way to help protect their local communities from the threat of fire.”
Winners for the 2016 Fire Awareness Awards are:
Access and Inclusion
Community-led Preparedness (Community)
Community-led Preparedness (Industry)
Fire Service Award for Local-led Prevention and Preparedness
- #Weworkasone – Mallacoota Community Safety and Resilience Support Group Project – led by CFA Mallacoota Brigade
Fire Service Award for Partnership
Fire Service Award for a Project of Statewide Significance
Innovation and Design
- Grampians REDiCommunity Project – led by Australian Red Cross
RACV Insurance Award for Excellence
Fire Services Special Incentive Grants of $2,000 each
- Home Fire Awareness Project – led by the Association of Hazaras in Victoria
- The Best Laid Plans – led by Jan Osmotherly from Rural Fire Tales