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Truganina at a Community EventTruganina is very active in getting out in the community and will often be seen - especially over the spring and autumn - at community events and almost always with a barbeque fired up to feed the public.  This provides a great opportunity for us to meet up with the people we serve and protect.  It also provides a great opportunity for us to spread the message about fire safety and educate people on how to stay safe and what they can do to help us prevent and control fires.

These community interactions cover a wide range of events - land releases and facility openings, sporting and community festivals, major events like the annual Weerama parade and many others.

If you are interested in having Truganina attend your event, fill out an enquiry at the Contact Us page.

One of the better known Community Education roles carried out by Truganina (and many other brigades) by our operational and no-operational members is providing Fire Safe Kids (FSK) presentations to local schools, kindergartens and pre-school centres.  These visits use a program developed by CFA and education professionals to educate young children about the dangers of fire, preventing fire and keeping safe in the event of a fire.  Sessions take place in classrooms or at our station and involve a presenter and (when possible) a firefighter to give the children familiarity with the people they need to trust in the event of a fire or other major emergency.

 

There are a range of lesson plans that can be taught, tailored to different grade levels from kinder and prep up through the junior school years.

 

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Truganina plays host every year to a Fire Ready Victoria meeting. These meetings are designed to provide an opportunity for residents and land owners to get direct contact with their local brigade, and also with specialist presenters provided by CFA.  During the session the presenter will explain the seasonal fire risks present in the area for this year and discuss the best ways for residents to deal with and mitigate those risks.  There is always a question and answer session where residents can obtain advise on their specific circumstances.