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FIREFIGHTER FAMILY DAY ON THE WATER

The Firefighter Family Day on the Water has received tremendous support from the boating community and industry. The event took place at multiple locations across Australia on Sunday 15 March 2020.

The generous and immediate support from the boating community gave us the capacity to connect up to 190 boats to take out firefighters and their families for a great day on the water. This also allowed for the families to choose between an active sailing vessel, a cruising sailing vessel or motor cruiser.

We appreciate the support of the 10 hubs across New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia. Nicholas Casey was the (voluntary) project manager for the Firefighter Family on the Water Day.

We were also able to organise a day for some entire brigades, Tina Courtenay was the (voluntary) project manager for the Brigades on Boats.

Sea Sydney Harbour, Hoochie Mumma, Ozcat, Perfect Day Charters, Platinum Cruises, Sydney by Boat, Karisma Cruises, Charter Boat Central, Seabird Seven and Pete Johnson all generously provided their vessels and time for these complimentary charters.

The Balmoral Boat Shed also sponsored their entire facility for the day.

The Telfords Bus & Coach company and CDC NSW kindly assisted some of the brigades attending the event with transportation to and from the event locations.

This support allowed us to invite up to 400 additional firefighters to attend!

The Firefighter Family Day in numbers...
1,200
PEOPLE CONNECTED
550
FIREFIGHTERS
150
FAMILIES
122
BRIGADES
10
EVENT HUBS

Harry West Flags generously supported the Firefighter Family Day initiative by providing on-water identification flags for each boat taking part in the event. 

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