Multi-Faith Blessing for Emergency Services in South Morang

Councils, faith leaders and emergency services gathered outside Whittlesea town center in South Morang for the 26th annual Fleet Blessing on October 8.

Councils, fire and emergency service personnel and faith leaders gathered for the 26th annual Fleet Blessing on October 8.

Representatives of many diverse faiths delivered a blessing ahead of this year’s summer season outside the Whittlesea Town Civic Center in South Morang.

Service and career emergency personnel attended, including the Country Fire Authority; Fire Rescue Victoria; Victoria Management Victoria Forest Fire Management; Victoria Police; State Emergency Services and Ambulance Victoria and Parks Victoria.

Operational staff from Whittlesea, Mitchell and Murrindindi councils were represented that day, along with religious leaders from the Buddhist, Sikh, Islamic, Greek Orthodox and Christian communities.

Town of Whittlesea chief executive Craig Lloyd said the event was to thank the emergency services for their hard work in the community.

“The Fleet Service Blessing is dedicated to the outstanding individuals and teams of our emergency services and signals the start of preparation for the upcoming fire season,” he said.

“It is wonderful to come together with the leaders of our multi-faith congregations to pray for the protection and safe passage of emergency service crews and volunteers, and for the vehicles and equipment that allow them to carry out their salvage and property salvage work”.

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