FOR those living in regional Victoria, the volunteers of the Country Fire Authority (CFA) live among us and come from all walks of life.
Mooroopna hosted the much-anticipated CFA/ Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) State Firefighter Championships over the past two weekends at Mooroopna Recreation Reserve.
The competition between branches has been running for more than a hundred years, with 79 senior CFA brigades and 33 junior CFA brigades competing over the course of the Championships from all across Victoria.
Peter O’Keefe, Deputy Chief Officer, Volunteers and Capability with the CFA said at the launch, “We come together in friendly manner to compete and build relationships. It really does highlight the diversity and the strength of our volunteers.”
The 2021 Championships for the first time had all-female events taking place, with a large number of participants competing in the One Competitor and Two Competitor Marshall events.
Events at the State Championships were based on practical firefighting activities, building fitness, team skills and capabilities while utilising hoses, hydrants and other equipment. A range of senior rural and urban events took place including the Hose and Ladder, Y Coupling and Marshall events.
A full list of all results can be found at vfbv.com.au.