Fire Awareness Awards finalists announced

Monday 7 November

An outstanding line-up of finalists have been announced for this year’s annual Fire Awareness Awards.

The broad range of entries reflect the important work done by community groups, industry and government agencies.

Run by Victoria’s fire agencies – MFB, CFA and  Forest Fire Management Victoria – the finalists will be acknowledged at a ceremony in Melbourne next month.

“The quality of this year’s entries was outstanding, demonstrating that Victorians understand the importance of fire awareness and safety,” Forest Fire Management Victoria Chief Fire Officer Stephanie Rotarangi said.

“These Awards acknowledge the efforts that community groups and industry members put into helping protect their communities.”

“We look forward to congratulating all finalists at next month’s award ceremony.”

·         Bushfire Arson And Reckless Fires Campaign – led by Crime Stoppers Victoria
·         Deaf Emergency Information – Strengthening the resilience of Deaf and hard of hearing

Victorians – led by Vicdeaf

·         Early Vegetation Fire Detection System for Overhead Power-line – led by IND

Technology Pty Ltd

·         Emergency Services Journey – led by Maryborough Education Centre
·         Fire Insight and Risk Recognition Event – led by Diamond Creek Fire Brigade
·         Fire N Friends – led by Kerrie Hall Inc
·         Friends of Bethanga Creek – led by Bethanga Recreation Reserve Committee of


·         Grampians REDiCommunity – led by Project Australian Red Cross
·         Independent water distribution for home owners – led by Macedon Fire Hose
·         Leading from Within – Building Resilient Communities – led by ARC Ventures
·         Living with Bushfire – A Community Conference – led by DELWP
·         Needs Assessment and Psychosocial Support After Emergencies: Victorian

multi-agency outreach framework and guidelines – led by Australian Red Cross

·         Preparing for Emergencies in Cardinia Shire – led by Cardinia Shire Council
·         Ready2Go Program – led by Echo Youth & Family Services Inc and Cardinia Shire


·         Red Door Gel Crew Protection System – led by EVTA Group
·         Risk Management Awareness Project – led by DELWP
·         Rural Fire Tales – led by Benalla Rural City Council and Department of Health &

Human Services

·         Strengthening Communities After the Scotsburn Fires – led by Scotsburn Community

Recovery Committee

·         Surf Club/Recovery Hub – led by Wye River Surf Life Saving Club
·         Tanker Crew Protection – led by CFA
·         Taste of Harmony – led by Laverton Community Integrated Services Inc
·         The Fire Game – led by Surf Coast Shire Council
·         The Fire Safety Pledge – led by CFA
·         This weeks job – led by Clunes Fire Brigade
·         Unimog Fire Tanker – led by DELWP
·         WFDRT – National Equine Database – led by Walking Forward Disaster Relief Team Inc.
·         Wye River & Separation Creek Bushfire Vegetation Restoration – led by Colac Otway

Shire Council

·         #Weworkasone – Mallacoota Community Safety and Resilience Support Group Project

led by Mallacoota Fire Brigade

The awards have been presented for more than 30 years by Victoria’s fire agencies and are supported by RACV Insurance, ABC Radio and Emergency Management Victoria.

The awards will be presented on Thursday 1 December at the RACV City Club, where finalists and grant recipients will be invited to celebrate alongside industry and government representatives. The evening will be hosted by ABC Local Radio presenter Fiona Parker, while the guest speaker will be Emergent CEO, Holly Ransom.

RACV Insurance will be awarding the RACV Insurance Award for Excellence worth $10,000 for the most outstanding application. There are also three special incentive grants of up to $2000 available to assist individuals, community groups, schools, volunteers or not-for-profit organisations to undertake a new fire project, or further develop an existing fire project.

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Forest Fire Management Victoria consists of specialist staff from DELWP, Parks Victoria, Melbourne Water and Vic Forests. These staff work alongside CFA, other emergency services and communities across Victoria to protect people, property and the environment from forest fires.

Proudly Supported by RACV

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