ABOUT OUR SPONSORS
ACT Government / David Balfour Family
This Fellowship is sponsored in memory of David Balfour an ACT fire fighter who was tragically killed fighting the Victorian bushfires in 2009. David had given over 11 years of dedicated service to the ACT Fire Brigade and had volunteered to go to Victoria as part of an ACT contingent of professional and volunteer fire fighters keen to repay a debt of honour to the Victorian fire fighters who had come to the aid of the ACT when Canberra experienced devastating bushfires in 2003. A trust fund was established by the United Fire Fighters Union ACT branch after David’s death and was supported by all Fire Brigades, Ambulance, Police, Emergency Services and Unions to financially assist his wife and three children.
Title of Fellowship
ACT Government David Balfour Churchill Fellowship for innovations and resourcefulness for fire fighter and community safety in the fields of training or equipment developments or through interagency liaison and cooperation. Established in 2010.
Number of Fellowships Awarded
2003 Churchill Fellow