The Fire Awareness Awards recognise a wide variety of projects that reduce the effect of fire in Victoria. Projects can focus on any fire type, including structure fires and bushfires. Projects may address:
The fire project judged to be most outstanding out of all entries will receive the RACV Insurance Award for Excellence presented during the awards event on Wednesday 4 December.
This year we have made a few changes to a number of our categories and each category will be divided into two streams:
Awards are presented to the best projects in each of the following categories:
Community Preparedness Award
Recognises and highlights positive actions taken to improve bushfire/fire preparedness within Victorian towns or municipalities.
A fire project that helps people or the environment recover from fire (can be a short or long term project).
A fire project supporting the needs of a multicultural community including migrants, refugees, and linguistically diverse backgrounds.
A fire project that supports the needs of children and youths.
Aged and Disability Award
A fire project that supports or promotes the needs of the aged or disabled.
An innovative project that educates students or the wider community about fire (may also include students involved in a community fire project).
Fire Services Award
For an innovative fire project that encourages best practice by fire service staff, brigade members, station, district depot or agency staff. Project must be in addition to business as usual.
Media and Communications Award
For an innovative fire related media or communications project delivered through journalism, social media, publications, marketing, public relations, advertising or events, or by individual roles (such as broadcaster, writer, journalist, blogger, photo journalist, marketer) that has increased awareness of fire through responsible reporting and promotion.
An Industry or Service organisation that has produced a fire service, workplace strategy or innovation.
An innovative industrial design or construction fire project.
Product Design Award
An innovative product or service that contributes to any of the many facets of fire safety and firefighting operations.
New and Emerging Information Technologies Award
For the innovative use of information technologies developed to improve or enhance any of the many facets of fire safety or firefighting operations.