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Spirit of CFA Awards

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Spirit of CFA logoThe Spirit of CFA Awards recognise outstanding achievements and significant contributions made by CFA staff and volunteers to CFA, local communities and the state of Victoria.

The Spirit of CFA Awards, which are proudly supported by BankVic and the Victorian Government Valuing Volunteers Program, have the potential to positively impact members, and improve CFA’s standing in the community as an organisation of choice for volunteering and employment. Recognising achievements is an important element of a healthy workforce.

Local communities, organisations, government agencies, brigades, districts and regions were asked to nominate a CFA individual or team for an Award.

Nominations are now closed and finalists will be announced early May.

The Awards Ceremony will be held Sunday 20 May in Ballarat.

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Award categories
Youth Award (proudly presented by BankVic) Seniors Award Living the Values Award (Gold Award)
Inclusion and Fairness Champion Award Excellence in Community Engagement Award Excellence in Interagency or Group Cooperation Award
Excellence in Partnership Development Award Excellence in Sustainability Planning Award Excellence in Innovation Award

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For enquiries, please email spiritofcfaawards@cfa.vic.gov.au

Category description

Youth Award (proudly supported by Bank Vic)

The Youth Award acknowledged CFA members between the age of 11 and 25 who inspire others through their commitment to their brigade and community and consistently demonstrate collaboration, initiative and leadership.

This award is open to all individuals between the age of 11 and 25 at the time of nomination.

Seniors Award

The Seniors Awards pays tribute to CFA members over the age of 60 who inspire and mentor others through their commitment to their brigade and community and consistently demonstrate collaboration, initiative and leadership.

This award is open to all individuals over the age of 60 at the time of nomination.

Living the Values Award

The prestigious Living the Values Award honours CFA members who have and continue to exemplify CFA’s values. Nominees promote safety at all time. They show respect, empathy and understanding. They act with integrity, honesty and fairness. Nominees also work collaboratively, maintaining open communication and responding and adapting to change.

This award is open to individuals of all ages, locations and roles.

Inclusion and Fairness Champion Award

CFA’s Inclusion and Fairness Champion consistently demonstrates honesty and fairness. They are a champion for equality, diversity and inclusion by challenging the status quo and breaking down the systemic barriers to inclusion and diversity. The CFA member encourages mental health awareness and promotes both physical and mental safety and wellbeing.

This award is open to individuals and teams of all ages, locations and roles.

Excellence in Community Engagement Award

The Excellence in Community Engagement Award recognises CFA members who have worked collaboratively to develop and apply innovative approaches to community engagement. Their dedication to community safety and resilience has created meaningful and lasting relationships and results.

This award is open to individuals and teams of all ages, locations and roles.

Excellence in Interagency or Group Cooperation Award

Excellence in Interagency or Group Cooperation recognises members who engage with all emergency management agencies before, during and/or after an emergency. By building partnerships, sharing knowledge and working in collaboration, nominees promote and practice interoperability to ensure the needs of the community are met.

This award is open to individuals and teams of all ages, locations and roles.

Excellence in Partnership Development Award

Excellence in Partnership Development recognises CFA members who engaged with other agencies and community organisations before, during and/or after an emergency. By collaborating with key stakeholders, nominees have improved the efficiency of emergency management arrangements in the brigade and local area to meet stakeholder and community needs.

The award is open to individuals and teams of all ages, locations and roles.

Excellence in Sustainability Planning Award

The Excellence in Sustainability Planning Award acknowledges the contribution made by CFA members in ensuring we have the capability and resources to keep the community safe. By showing leadership in planning and preparation and encouraging the development of our people CFA will meet community needs now and into the future.

This award is open to individuals and teams of all ages, locations and roles.

Excellence in Innovation Award

Excellence in Innovation celebrates CFA members who lead transformational change to our services, systems, governance and processes to improve service delivery outcomes, meeting organisational and community needs – now and in to the future.

This award is open to individuals and teams of all ages, locations and roles.

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