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News posts from Joe Buffone

From the CO - ANZACs, interoperability and rally

Remembering our ANZACs On Monday 25 April we will remember, honour and reflect on the service and sacrifice Australian men and women made for our nation. It is also an opportunity to recognise the professionalism, courage and selfless bravery of those still serving today.

5.41 PM 22 April, 2016

From the CO – Signal 5-5 and smoke alarm campaign

Signal 5-5 – hostile act notification Signal 5-5, a critical radio message used to inform responders and VicFire that an incident may involve a hostile act, significant violence or terrorism, was introduced on 1 March 2016. 

10.18 AM 24 March, 2016

From the CO – use of smartphone apps

The use of smartphone apps has been raised by members with increasing frequency as their popularity increases and application provider charging models change.

9.06 AM 17 February, 2016

From the CO - new positions and operational update

Additional positions Following consultation via the Enterprise Bargaining Implementation Committee (EBIC), CFA and UFU have reached agreement on 79 additional positions that will be created within CFA’s operational workforce. All positions will be advertised tomorrow.

3.52 PM 7 January, 2016

From the CO – thanks for your hard work

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you for your collective efforts over the past five weeks. We should be proud of what we achieve, CFA is an amazing organisation. Thank you for continuing to make it so.

12.15 PM 17 December, 2015

International Volunteer Day

Tomorrow is International Volunteer Day.  We want to say thank you for giving your time and energy to supporting your communities.

2.53 PM 4 December, 2015

From the CO - South Australia deployment

The current fire situation in South Australia around Mallala is yet another chilling reminder of the summer ahead and the impact and devastation of bushfire.

11.17 AM 26 November, 2015

Report into planned burning

This morning the Victorian Government released two reports which will be of interest to our people.

2.16 PM 19 November, 2015

The need for vigilance

In light of the tragic events in France over the weekend, it is important that we are vigilant and continue to take appropriate safety precautions.  The following advice is reiterated:

9.35 AM 17 November, 2015

New CO on board

As of Friday 13 November, I have formally taken on the role of Chief Officer, and the responsibility of the role is not lost on me.

3.43 PM 16 November, 2015