WARRNAMBOOL CFA has received a state award nomination for its 150th anniversary art gallery display.
The 2013 Fire Awareness Awards finalists have been selected after close to 100 projects were submitted by community groups, fire brigades, municipalities, product designers and fire agencies across the state.
The Warrnambool Fire Brigade was nominated as an education finalist, while the Cape Otway Burn Complex is a finalist in the fire services category.
The historical display of Warrnambool’s fire brigade was held at the Warrnambool Art Gallery in February and March this year, including a variety of artefacts, photos and equipment as well as the brigade’s original fire bell from 1863.
South-west regional director Bob Barry said it was great to see the community getting involved in fire awareness and prevention at a local level.
“When it comes to fire awareness and safety we all have a role to play,” he said.
“All of these finalists are making a difference and should be congratulated,” he said.
The Fire Awareness Awards recognise the work of individuals, groups and organisations in their efforts to reduce the effect of fire in Victoria.
The awards have been presented for more than 25 years as a collaborative venture between Victoria’s fire agencies — CFA, MFB, DEPI and the fire services commissioner.
The awards presentation will be held on December 4 at the RACV City Club in Melbourne, where finalists and grant recipients will be invited to celebrate alongside senior members of the fire agencies and ministerial representatives.
There will also be grants presented on the night including a special incentive grant and the RACV insurance fire innovation grant.
Visit www.fireawarenessawards.com.au/2013_finalists for a full list of award finalists.