Wodonga recognises community partners

Posted by Admin on 28 June 2013 | 0 Comments

Kev from 105.7 The River lived his dream to be a firefighter

District 24 and Wodonga Fire Brigade hosted a Partnership Appreciation Morning Tea yesterday (27/6/2013) to allow CFA to recognise the contribution certain organisations make to fulfil CFA’s mission.

A plaque and certificate was presented to Wodonga Institute of TAFE, 105.7 The River and Bunnings Wodonga by Acting Regional Commander Paul King to express our gratitude.

“These three organisations play critical roles in allowing us to better inform North East communities and prepare them for fire.” Acting Regional Commander Paul King said.

All three partnerships were fostered after the 2009 Black Saturday fires. Wodonga TAFE has been instrumental in allowing CFA to utilise part of their facility as a Level 3 Incident Control Centre and conduct numerous training exercises including Phoenix Parsons.  

105.7 The River have conducted live broadcasts from CFA events, conducted community fire ready interviews on a weekly basis and initiated 12 pre-recorded bushfire safety messages aired throughout the duration of the fire danger period.

Bunnings Wodonga have supported CFA with the annual change your clock, change your smoke alarm battery campaign along with a very successful Bushfire Preparedness Day held last November.

“This morning was an opportunity to thank these organisations and not take the support they offer CFA for granted.” Paul King also said.

The special guests in attendance also had the chance to peruse CFA equipment, hold a high pressure hose and feel the weight of a Breathing Apparatus set.


Story by LFF Myers (courtesy CFA News & Media). Photo courtesy SSO Brown.