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Wellbeing Pilot Update

A social media training package The Wellbeing Pilot team has developed a social media training package for all CFA members. This is to help members think about the material they post online and develop a better understanding of CFA’s social media policy. Online conversations should be considered as being similar to face-to-face conversations. Confidential information should not be posted on social media.

 8.27 AM 3 March, 2015

Trailers on the way

Working in collaboration with CFA’s Technical Asset Services engineers, CFA's Mobile Training Infrastructure project team members are working on the introduction of a number of trailers. These trailers will be deployed in rural areas, independently of fixed training grounds, to provide additional training opportunities for members.

 3.06 PM 2 March, 2015

Health, Safety and Environment System

The implementation of a Health Safety Environment management system, a priority for OT&V OT&V will soon introduce a Health Safety and Environment (HSE) management system which will be shared by Victorian Emergency Management Training Centres (VEMTC) across Victoria.

 1.16 PM 2 March, 2015

Draft CFA Volunteerism Strategy feedback

'What members have said' In late 2014, CFA members were invited to provide their feedback on a draft CFA Volunteerism Strategy. The draft strategy puts forward principles, objectives, strategic actions and performance measures to ensure that CFA remains a thriving volunteer-based emergency service well into the future.

 12.46 PM 2 March, 2015

Online one-stop-shop for members

A new one-stop-shop intranet site for CFA members is a step closer with the website design phase now well underway.

 10.37 AM 24 February, 2015

Fiskville inquiry submission

The Victorian State Government through the Environmental and Natural Resource Committee has commenced a Parliamentary Inquiry into the CFA Training College at Fiskville.

 3.49 PM 23 February, 2015

2015 VFBV Junior State Urban Championship Results

The 2015 VFBV Junior State Urban Championships are currently being held on 21st & 22nd of February 2015 at Horsham. The weather is hot and the competition strong between the teams competing in the Under 14 & Under 17 age groups. The following are results to date and will be updated as they become available.

 2.48 PM 21 February, 2015

Gisborne Australian Flag Presentation

Rob Mitchell MP recently visited the crew at Gisborne CFA to present a brand new Australian National Flag, as well as deliver some ‘Thank you Fireys’ balloons to promote National Red Balloon Day.

 9.34 AM 20 February, 2015

Jones Report video update

In 2011, the Jones Report of Inquiry into the Effect of Arrangements made by CFA on its Volunteers was tabled.

 11.00 AM 17 February, 2015

Statewide funding initiatives

Under the Statewide Initiatives component of the Volunteer Emergency Services Equipment Program (VESEP) funding is allocated, in consultation with the VFBV, to assist brigades/groups by providing equipment and amenities. 

 12.47 PM 12 February, 2015

Members’ club running towards adventure

An informal group of firefighters who took part in charity runs has now become a broader adventure club: from rock climbing and kayaking to mountain biking and snow sports, they’re all on the schedule.

 1.02 PM 10 February, 2015

CFA Surfing Club’s community connection

“Surfing is about getting away from work and enjoying life,” says Frankston Senior Station Officer Andrew Ellerton, one of the 65 members of CFA’s Surfing Club.

 12.20 PM 10 February, 2015

Media Statement - CFA CEO resigns

Mick Bourke has stepped down as chief executive officer of the Country Fire Authority.

 2.27 PM 9 February, 2015

Hitch up to the Caravan Club

During a trip in October 2012 across the Nullarbor to Kalgoorlie, former CFA Board member and ex-captain of Rowville brigade John Raymond saw a caravan set up in an isolated place on the roadside. This vision led to discussions with a number of CFA friends resulting in the idea for the formation of a CFA Caravan Club.

 11.15 AM 9 February, 2015

CFA Golf Club travels to play

The largest club affiliated with CFA’s Sports and Recreation Association (SRA) is the CFA Golf Club with almost 100 members. It officially teed off about four years and Cranbourne Senior Station Officer Rick Read is one of the organisers keen to welcome new members. He has a handicap of 14 but it was 11 just over a year ago, honest!

 10.39 AM 9 February, 2015

Throw in a line with CFA's Smokies Angling Club

Perhaps the oldest club currently operating under the banner of CFA’s Sports and Recreation Association is for keen fisher folk.  Running since the early 1990s, the club currently has about 40 members who enjoy good company as they throw a line into rivers around Victoria.

 12.08 PM 5 February, 2015

Mansfield Volunteer - Australia Day Honours

Story by David Mims (Mansfield). Long serving Mansfield Fire Brigade volunteer Neville Mathieson was honoured this Australia Day in Mansfield, being awarded the Mansfield Shire Council’s Australia Day Senior Citizen of the Year.

 9.16 AM 3 February, 2015

Off-road driver training facilities

The purpose of this project is to provide members and the wider emergency services sector an opportunity to access training facilities that will improve off-road driving skills.

 12.19 PM 30 January, 2015

Brigade Operational Skills Profile report release

The revised Brigade Operational Skills Profile (BOSP) report was recently released.

 8.31 AM 29 January, 2015

Recognition of prior learning info kits online

A series of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) member information kits are available on Brigades Online.

 1.34 PM 28 January, 2015