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Planning for CFA/VFBV Firefighter Competition and Championship Season

Planning for the 2020/2021 Firefighter Competition season and CFA/VFBV State Firefighter Annual Championships is well underway, with the goal of holding the events early in 2021.

Committees for the February 2021 Urban Junior Championships and the March 2021 Mooroopna Annual Championships have commenced meeting to plan the events within COVID-19 guidelines.

“Due to coronavirus there will be changes to the way we hold these events, but the important thing is that there’s a pathway for us to move forward to allow our people to come together and to do so safely,” Acting Executive Director Volunteers and Capability DCO Peter O’Keefe said.

“The safety of our members and families at these events will be our number one priority, so expect to see at a minimum a strong focus on physical distancing, hygiene and sanitising in public areas, cleaning of competition equipment, and the wearing of masks if they remain mandatory.”

VFBV CEO Adam Barnett said he is keen to see local competitions and the Annual Championships proceed provided they can be done safely.

“They are an important part of who we are and our traditions," he said. "They play an important role in brigade discipline and safety as well as providing a terrific opportunity for members and families to come together to network and enjoy each other’s company.”

The 2021 Championships will be CFA’s first since returning to a volunteer-focussed organisation.

The events will be an important opportunity to focus on the importance of CFA to our communities and ourselves.

Further advice will be provided to coaches and teams to support them to hone their skills and teamwork ready for the Championships within current COVID-19 guidance and restrictions.

In the meantime, put these dates in your diary:

Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 February 2021 - Urban Junior State Championships, BJ Reither Track Park Drive, Horsham.

Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 March 2021 - Urban Senior and Rural Senior and Junior State Championships, Mooroopna Recreation Reserve, Midland Highway, Mooroopna.

To keep up to date with the latest about the Championships, like VFBV's Championships Facebook Page or CFA's Championships Facebook Page.

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