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The Balmoral Fire Connect Project was announced as the winner of the Access and Inclusion Award at the Fire Awareness Awards held in Melbourne on Monday night. The Honorable Lily D’Anbrosio, Minister for Energy Environment and Climate Change presented the award to our team Tiff Heeson (CFA), Maedeh Karkarvandi (RMIT), Jo Brown (SGGPCP), Louise LeNay (CFA).  The judges were impressed with the collaborative project which demonstrated the valuable role that the Balmoral Bush Nursing Centre (BBNC) plays in enhancing the resilience of their community to bushfire.

Balmoral Fire Connect used social network analysis to highlight the relationships of four key staff at BBNC and how they integrate fire related preparedness messages into their everyday processes and conversations.

A Pass the Parcel approach was also utilized, where a parcel of fire safety information was passed around in the community, extending the reach of fire safety information.

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The Balmoral Fire Connect project forms part of the SGPCP strategic priority focus: Community Resilience though climate change adaptation.   For further information contact joanne.brown@wdhs.net