This week sees the website Launch of the 2012 Fire Awareness Awards fireawarenessawards.com.au.
CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson is encouraging Victorians to share their hard work and achievements.
“These are a great way to celebrate the people undertaking these projects. For many of them, 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.
“I encourage anyone who is making a contribution to fire awareness, safety or fire recovery – no matter how small - to nominate for one of these awards or apply for a grant. On top of the recognition the awards bring, the grants also provide financial support to help make ideas happen,” he said.
The awards are a collaboration between the state’s three fire agencies – CFA, MFB and the Department of Sustainability and Environment with funding support from Fire Services Commissioner. Submissions are judged on how successful they are in reducing the number or the effects of fires in Victoria.
The awards are sponsored by RACV Insurance who provides the $10,000 RACV Insurance Fire Innovation Grant. RACV General Manager of Insurance, Paul Northey, said RACV had a long history of supporting the Fire Awareness Awards and fire affected communities, and is proud to be associated with this important fire prevention program.
Entries for the 2012 Fire Awareness Awards are NOW OPEN and close on 2 October. Winners will be announced at a presentation evening event on 3 December.
For more information about the 2012 Fire Awareness Awards or to apply, visit fireawarenessawards.com.au or email email@example.com
Community Award (8 sub-categories)
Media and Communication
New & Emerging Technologies
Government and Municipal
Grants: There are two types of grants on offer; the RACV Insurance Fire Innovation Grant of $10,000 and three Special Incentive Grants each valued at $2,000. The grants are available for new projects that promote fire awareness and safety, or to further develop an existing fire project.