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Emergency Services Foundation

The Emergency Services Foundation was established following the Ash Wednesday bushfires in 1983. It operates as a trust to provide immediate support for those who suffer hardship as a result of the death of a family member or injuries sustained in the line of duty.

The Foundation also provides educational scholarships to members of the industry and conducts support activities such as the annual Emergency Management Conference to increase the understanding of the key issues that challenge emergency services personnel.



SCHOLARSHIPS OPENED IN  SEPTEMBER 2016 ,our second Scholarship Information Night will be held at the MFB in Burnley on Tuesday the 15th November 2016.

Please call Jenny on 0406 003 765 if you would like to find out more about the process.



All donations are gratefully received and can be made anonymously if you wish.

If you would like to talk to us about making a donation please call -

Jenny Davis on 0406 003 765 or email

Alternatively donations can be simply made directly into the following bank account

Account name: Emergency Services Foundation

Account Number:  567291451

BSB:  083 054



If you're interested in finding out more about applying for a 2017 scholarship, join us at our

Emergency Services Foundation Scholarship Information Event


Tuesday the 15th November 2016 at 6.30pm


The MFB Burnley Complex

450 Burnley Street Richmond

Where we will share light refreshments, loads of information and explain how you can go about applying and receive some guidance from other emergency services personnel who have 'been there done that'.

For further information contact Jenny Davis on 0406 003765 or 03 96654625.

Please register your attendance at



Welcome Ashley Bear into your Home

Normally  $100 + P and H.


The Victorian Emergency Services Foundation is proud to announce the release of its first and limited edition, collectable bear Ashley, a tribute to Victoria's firefighters and emergency service workers.(order form available by clicking on the above link.)

Ashley stands at an overall height of 45cm and is dressed in the Lancer-style uniform with double-breasted tunic, trousers and replica brass helmet. The belt is equipped with precise replicas of the fireman's axe and turn-key of the period. The tunic has one red collar and the other yellow recognising both the MFB & CFA at that time.

The number “83” is embroidered on the tunic in memory of the Ash Wednesday bushfires.

Every bear has been manufactured to a very high standard, is fitted with a numbered certificate of authenticity and supplied in a presentation box that highlights the history of firefighting in Victoria.

This fire-fighting bear will be keenly sought by collectors from around the world!

Normally retailing for $100, a limited offer of $85 plus postage and handling has been created for the bear collectors of Australia.

Stocks are strictly limited and Ashely will never be offered for sale again once sold out.