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Sunraysia Training Campus update

Works at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) Sunraysia Training Campus continue.

1.35 PM 6 May, 2015

State Incident Management Training Delivery update

The first course of the new State Incident Management Training Delivery Project yearly calendar starts on 19 May 2015.

1.50 PM 4 May, 2015

Inaugural District 17 Women’s Day

On Sunday 19 April, at the Longerenong Training Campus, District 17 hosted an inaugural women’s day aimed at improving networking, building confidence and increasing involvement with CFA.

1.44 PM 23 April, 2015

District 24 Women's Training and Networking Day

On Sunday 29 March 2015, 27 female CFA members from across District 24 met at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre (VEMTC) Wangaratta Campus to participate in a CFA Women’s Training and Networking Day. 

11.10 AM 13 April, 2015

Captains Peer Mentor Program in six districts

During 2015, the Captains Peer Mentor Program (CPMP) is running in six CFA districts.

9.07 AM 31 March, 2015

Sunraysia training campus update

Construction works at the Victorian Emergency Management Training Centre – Sunraysia continued to progress in March.

8.49 AM 31 March, 2015

Volunteer Leaders Forum

On 2 and 3 May 2015, the Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) will hold its fourth Volunteer Leaders Forum at the Novotel Hotel, St Kilda.

9.04 AM 25 March, 2015

District Volunteerism Pilot

A leadership development pilot underway in District 13 and District 22 A priority for the districts is to support members in the important area of leadership and management skill development.  This is in response to the 2014 CFA Training Survey of members which showed a strong demand for leadership development opportunities.

8.39 AM 3 March, 2015

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

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

Volunteer Recruitment Program

The function of CFA Statewide Recruitment is to understand the need for initiatives that attract, recruit and develop an effective volunteer workforce.

1.14 PM 12 December, 2014

Draft CFA Volunteerism Strategy update

The consultation and engagement with members around the draft CFA Volunteerism Strategy continued in recent weeks, generating important feedback.

9.42 AM 11 December, 2014

2015 ESF Scholarships

Each year, the Emergency Services Foundation (ESF) awards a number of scholarships to members of Victorian emergency services and health agencies. These scholarships enable the recipients to undertake studies in Australia and overseas that will benefit their respective agency and the Victorian community.

9.15 AM 2 December, 2014

Wellbeing services over the summer months

Planning and preparing for the summer months can often be a stressful and hectic time. In the lead up, stresses that can impact on our wellbeing often increase, especially when trying to balance time, work, family and volunteering. This can leave members feeling under extra pressure, stressed and fatigued. Therefore, it is important to keep a check on both physical and mental health and wellbeing generally over summer.

10.41 AM 26 November, 2014

Recruit Program Pilot commences

As previously reported, the CFA Minimum Skills Program was reviewed and it is proposed to replace it with the Recruit Program and the Bushfire Skills Program. These replacement programs will be launched in 2015 after a number of operational and implementation issues have been addressed.

9.27 AM 26 November, 2014
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