CFA ready for championships

Hannah Logie. (Provided)

CFA is encouraging brigades across the state to compete in this year’s CFA/VFBV State Firefighter Championships in March.

Mooroopna Recreation Reserve will again be the site of the events, with the Urban Junior State Championships kicking off on March 16 and 17. The Senior Urban and Senior Rural events will be held the following weekend, March 23 and 24.

CFA chief officer Jason Heffernan said the State Championships have a rich tradition and are an integral part of CFA.

“The Championships are a great opportunity for our members to engage in some friendly competition with their brigade and fellow firefighters,” he said.

“It’s also a great way for the community to see what we do and hopefully we can inspire them to join their local brigades.

“I highly recommend brigades get involved in the event which includes practical firefighting activities utilising hoses, hydrants and other equipment. It’s also fantastic for teamwork and


Hannah Logie from Strathmerton Fire Brigade has competed in the State Championships for the past eight years and says it’s a highlight of the year.

“I have been competing since I was 11 years old and my whole family has been involved over the years too,” she said.

“It’s a great event because you make friends, you get fit and most importantly, you have a good laugh… it’s the best fun.”

Interested brigades need to register by February 16.