Thursday, April 08, 2010

selby cfa election night

I had the great pleasure of presiding over the elections of the Selby CFA brigade as part of their AGM. It was terrific to see Sandra Jenkins re-elected to the position of Captain and James Rennick re-elected to the position of President.

The re-election of President James Rennick (left) and Captain Sandra Jenkins (right) reaffirms their position as strong leaders for the brigade.

recognised the difficulties the brigade faced in the aftermath of Black Saturday and the long process to rebuild and recover from that.

I recognised their dedication to protecting our community and commended the brigade on the leadership shown in efforts to remove tonnes of fire fuel from areas that directly interface with residential areas throughout Selby (see
blog). Selby CFA’s fire fuel reduction works serve as a model to use in the future and were a great collaborative effort between the CFA, the community and the shire.

The brigade has had a terrific response to their fundraising efforts throughout the last year and have been well supported by the local community. A testament of this support was the community funded Selby Tanker 2, where $200,000 was raised over 10 years to see the project come to fruition (see

The brigade, like most across the Dandenongs, has seen an increase in membership of firefighters and auxiliary members too. There is no doubt about the important role the CFA Brigades play in our local community.

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