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CFA Annual Memorial Service 2022

The Annual Memorial Service will be held on Sunday 1 May in Churchill to honour firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.

This year’s memorial service will mark the 34th event, which has been held since 1987, with the only cancellation being 2020 due to the pandemic.

Location: The service will be held at the Auditorium, Building 3E, Federation University – Gippsland Campus Northways Road, Churchill Vic 3842

Date: 2.00pm on Sunday 1 May

Dress: CFA dress uniform or smart casual

The 2022 Annual Memorial Service for Firefighters is a free event, to attend please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 0475 990 030 by Tuesday 26 April 2022. The event will including appropriate Covid-19 safety precuations.

Family members and friends, CFA and Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) executives as well as government representatives will come together to lay wreaths, light candles, remember lives and honour the personal sacrifices and commitment firefighters make each and every day.

Junior CFA members will also attend the memorial service and will be actively involved throughout the ceremony by assisting wreath layers and patrons.


VFBV CEO Adam Barnett spoke about the importance of the annual memorial service for not only the families, friends and loved ones of the fallen, but for all members.

“The annual memorial service is a time for us to come together either in person or in spirit to remember and honour the 79 CFA firefighters (including 11 from pre-1944) who have selflessly given their lives to protect the lives of other Victorians.

"And while the service is always solemn and reflective, it is also an important opportunity to reflect on our history as we pay tribute to those lost and reflect on the importance of the work we all do in making our communities safer.”


Members are encouraged to RSVP via: email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone Matt Walton on 0475 990 030


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