Run For The Firies is a fun run and walk at Eltham North Reserve in Melbourne, Victoria on Sunday, 27 October 2019.
This event is the major source of fundraising income for the Research and Kangaroo Ground Volunteer fire brigades located in the outer north east suburbs of Melbourne.
Both brigades are staffed solely by volunteer fire fighters. Although the Victoria state government supply them with trucks and basic fire fighting equipment, anything outside of this needs to be purchased by the brigades.
Fundraising and applying for grants and the two most common ways for brigades to raise the required funds to purchase much needed equipment such as chainsaws, portable water pumps, brigade owned cars etc.