The Fire Safety Awards finalists have recently been announced for 2014. The awards recognise the exceptional work undertaken by individuals, groups and organisations to raise the level of fire safety awareness and fire prevention for both structural fires and bush fires in Victoria.

As an organisation dedicated to the prevention of house fires through comprehensive smoke detector maintenance, we’re thrilled to have read that this year the organisers received over 110 submissions from various community groups, fire agencies, local councils, product designers and media. It’s so wonderful to see Victorians dedicating time and effort toward fire safety awareness and prevention, and understanding that their efforts can truly save lives. Professional smoke alarm servicing is a critical element of fire safety in the home environment, but as the various finalist projects demonstrate, everyone has a role to play.

Presented since 1983, the awards are a collaboration between Victoria’s key fire authorities including the Country Fire Authority (CFA), Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board (MFB) and the Department of Environment and Primary Industries (DEPI). It is further supported by Emergency Management Victoria and ABC Local Radio Victoria. RACV Insurance is a long term partner who both hosts the Awards and provides an Award for Excellence to one project, worth $10,000.

Detector Inspector applaud the efforts of all entrants and wish to congratulate the deserving finalists. Winners will be announced at a gala event to be held December 4 at the RACV Club.

As always, please ensure you have a working smoke alarm. Only working smoke alarms save lives!

For more information on the Fire Awareness Awards and for a full list of finalists, visit