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News posts from Lucinda Nolan

Fiskville Inquiry report released

Today the final report from the Victorian Parliament’s Inquiry into Fiskville Training College was released.

2.58 PM 24 May, 2016

CEO Update: support for our dairy farmers

Most of us understand the challenges that come with responding to incidents and emergencies and the impact this can have on our members and their families.

3.30 PM 19 May, 2016

CEO Update: State Government Budget

Today’s State Government Budget has set aside some significant allocations for CFA that will continue to fund some of our key projects over the next four years.

5.53 PM 27 April, 2016

From the CEO – status of Fair Work submission

We want to diversify our workplace and make sure CFA is reflective of our community, and today we have taken a further step towards achieving this. 

5.45 PM 19 April, 2016

CEO Update: Training, football and leadership

Training is the one subject consistently raised with me when I’m out on the road visiting brigades and meeting members.

12.43 PM 13 April, 2016

CEO Update: new hotline for members

Our workplace must be one free from bullying, harassment and discrimination.

10.19 AM 30 March, 2016

From the CEO – New Commendation and Fiskville

I believe it’s important we recognise our members who strive to go above and beyond their roles to serve CFA and our community.

1.35 PM 24 March, 2016

Victorian Fire Services Review released

Today the State Government released its response to the independent Victorian Fire Services Review.

10.47 AM 16 March, 2016

From the CEO – CFA to take part in AFL game

Football, like CFA, is a Victorian institution and brings people together (other than Collingwood fans). Albeit a Hawthorn fan, I will be avidly watching the match between Geelong and Essendon this season. 

4.43 PM 3 March, 2016

From the CEO – Support available for all members

It’s been an extremely difficult few weeks for all our members who were fortunate to know, work with and share a friendship with Mildura Senior Station Officer Damien Burke. Although he had not been with CFA long, he made a huge impact on those around him.

1.28 PM 17 February, 2016

From the CEO – help shape CFA's future

Recently, I outlined our plans to develop what we’ve termed a ‘Red Paper’ – a document that will outline CFA’s needs during the next 10 years.

2.16 PM 5 February, 2016

From the CEO – improving training our top priority

I’ve met many CFA members in my first three months as CEO and one of the consistent themes that arises in discussions is the subject of training. 

1.39 PM 2 February, 2016

From the CEO - Fiskville hearing update

Today I, along with CFA Acting Chair John Peberdy, gave evidence at the Victorian Parliamentary Inquiry into the former Fiskville Training College.

4.25 PM 29 January, 2016

From the CEO – out and about at CFA

After two months as Chief Executive, I continue to be inspired by the work done by all CFA members. 

9.16 AM 15 January, 2016

From the CEO – Otway fires and the Red Paper

We predicted this fire season would be difficult and, unfortunately, that’s exactly what it’s been.

1.13 PM 5 January, 2016

From the CEO – recruits and lessons from the field

New recruits and more lessons from the field I’ve had the pleasure to attend two CFA recruit firefighter graduation ceremonies since I began.

11.43 AM 15 December, 2015

My first few weeks

One of my highlights during my first few weeks has been my visits to local brigades, where I have had the pleasure of meeting many of our front line men and women.

11.54 AM 30 November, 2015

Shocked and saddened by Paris attacks

As news broke early Saturday morning of the callous and savage attacks on the people of Paris, I was reflecting on my first week as CEO.

2.32 PM 16 November, 2015

First day at CFA

Today marks day one of my new role and I want to take this opportunity to say how excited I am to be joining CFA.

11.54 AM 9 November, 2015