M.C. Herd employee, David (Nugget) Pearce/Volunteer Fire Fighter for 23 years, thanks M.C. Herd for their annual donation.
Despite previous years of no gathering due to Covid, this year was even more special for our Corio Fire Brigade Annual Christmas Party Break Up. “It was great to see everyone again as we haven’t been able to do these kinds of things over the Covid period.” David said.
Unfortunately the party did not start with many of the volunteer fire fighters as they were attending to a grass and scrub fire in Little River. “As the blaze was under control, those members starting coming in to enjoy the rest of the night.” David said.
CFA is a volunteer-based organisation that works to protect the lives and properties of millions of Victorians. They have 54,000 members working in over 1,200 brigades across Victoria, ranging from small rural towns to outer metropolitan suburbs. Callouts at brigades can vary between one and 1,000 each year.
Their volunteers undertake a range of tasks such as fighting fires, road rescues, emergency medical response, fundraising, marketing and community education and engagement. They work together to connect with and help others in the communities in which we live and work.
“Volunteering is great to help the community knowing the gratitude from those who we have helped makes it all worth it.”
“I have been involved with volunteering for 23 years and some members for over 30 years.”
“Thanks to my Employer M.C. Herd for many years of donating our meat and really supporting us to volunteer our services when needed. M.C. Herd have supported us volunteer for many years and am so grateful to have a supportive employer so we can help those in need.” David said.
If you are considering to volunteer with the CFA please visit their website on the link below.
Article by Angelo Lauricella