• Loddon Herald

CFA gear 'country made'

THE Country Fire Authority will have a new locally produced uniform, proudly made in country Victoria, it has been announced this morning.

A new State Government contract will see Australian Defence Apparel, Bendigo supply the CFA’s main uniforms, while Goulburn Valley E&M will supply belts and buckles, Harcor Security Seals will provide caps and wide-brim hats, and Stewart & Heaton will supply epaulettes and patches.

More than 90,000 CFA uniforms will be produced at ADA – including shirts, trousers, shorts and jackets – using more than 180,000 metres of Australia-made fabric with the CFA logo and a distinctive ‘Patriot Blue’ colour.

For the first time, uniforms will be available in a tailored women's fit instead of just smaller mens sizes – allowing members to choose workwear that they feel most comfortable in. Skirts will also be included in the ceremonial uniform range.

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