The Access and Inclusion Award recognises a fire project that supports or promotes the fire safety needs of vulnerable, disadvantaged, at-risk, isolated groups or tourists.

Examples of projects include but are not restricted to:
– Tailored projects or approaches to working with these groups
– Specialist communication/education materials (videos, booklets, educational games) for at risk groups
– Support services
– Inclusive and accessible presentations and events

Projects applying to this category should aim to improve fire safety and awareness for the target audience.

Fire services involvement can be in a supporting role, where appropriate, but projects must be community-led or initiated.

This award is open to the Community stream:
Community – this stream includes not-for-profit organisations, individuals, community groups, volunteer groups, schools or tertiary institutions.^

^DELWP, CFA, MFB, EMV and PV employees and members are NOT eligible to enter community categories. Fire services, state and local government, industry and business should apply to one of the Government and Industry categories:
· Partnership
· Diversity
· Innovation

The 2016 and 2015 Access and Inclusion Award winners are great examples for this category. For more examples of winning and finalist projects, check out Winners and Finalists in the top menu on this page.

2016 Access and Inclusion Award winner
Ready2Go Program

2015 Access and Inclusion Award winner
Spark of Brilliance (Community Stream)

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