Rochy fireys up for award
ROCHESTER Fire Brigade has been named as a finalist for the annual Victorian Fire Awareness Awards.
The brigade’s role in the District 20 smoking ceremony has landed it in the final of the awards, which reflect on the important work done by community groups, industry and government agencies in raising fire awareness.
Run by Victoria’s fire agencies — Forest Fire Management Victoria, Country Fire Authority and Metropolitan Fire Brigade — the finalists will be acknowledged at a ceremony in Melbourne in early December.
“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. “The nominations acknowledge the effort that community groups and industry members put into helping protect their communities.”
“We look forward to congratulating all finalists and presenting the awards at the ceremony in December.”
The awards have been presented for more than 30 years by Victoria’s fire agencies and are supported by RACV Insurance, ABC Radio Vic- toria and Emergency Management Victoria.
The awards will be presented on Monday 4 December at the RACV City Club, where finalists will be invited to celebrate alongside industry and government representatives.
RACV Insurance will be awarding the RACV Insurance Award for Excellence worth $10,000 for the most outstanding application.