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News posts from Steve Warrington

From the Chief: a week of significant achievements

I’m continually impressed by the huge effort CFA staff and volunteers make every week of the year to protect the lives and property of Victorians. 

12.18 PM 12 December, 2017

Update on proposed fire services reform

I want to update everyone on where the Parliament's inquiry into the fire services reform is up to.

5.50 PM 26 July, 2017

From the CO - Fire services reform update

The state government’s legislation to support the implementation of reform of Victoria's fire services was passed by the Legislative Assembly on 8 June 2017.

4.51 PM 27 June, 2017

Presumptive legislation: The facts

Cancer compensation reforms introduced into the Victorian Parliament will deliver the presumptive legislation that firefighters want, need and deserve.

4.40 PM 19 June, 2017

From the CO - fire services reform

I'd like to clarify my comments regarding fire services reform in the media today.

11.38 AM 7 June, 2017

CO's ANZAC Day message

There has always been a strong relationship between firefighters and the Australian Defence Force.

5.35 PM 24 April, 2017

International Women’s Day Wednesday 8 March

As Chief Officer I take seriously the need for CFA to be an inclusive organisation.  We all have a role in supporting diversity and ensuring our organisation is a safe and welcoming environment for women.

1.02 PM 1 March, 2017

From the CO – Mark Reid, retired Regional Director

It is with a heavy heart and a degree of shock that I inform you that Mark Reid, recently retired Gippsland Regional Director, has passed away.

9.44 AM 17 February, 2017

Reflecting on Ash Wednesday

Today (16 February) marks the anniversary of the Ash Wednesday fires in 1983. 

12.08 PM 16 February, 2017

CO Update – Response boundaries, Pride March

Today I’d like to chat with you about two topics: response boundaries, and CFA’s involvement in the Pride March in St Kilda this weekend. 

11.06 AM 23 January, 2017

The value of teamwork

Welcome to 2017, I hope you had a great Christmas and got the chance to spend some time with your friends and family. 

12.29 PM 13 January, 2017

Merry Christmas from the Chief Officer

It’s about to be Christmas and New Year’s, so I hope you all have a great break over the next week and spend time with your families.

12.15 PM 22 December, 2016

CO Update – help us improve our fire scene data

As we head further into summer, it’s time to ask all our members to help us improve the way we collect and report information from the fire scene.  

12.09 PM 15 December, 2016

CO Update – Feedback on the role of the group

A few weeks back I gave you my thoughts on what the role of the group is here at CFA. This topic generated a lot of debate, so big thanks to everyone who got involved. 

11.26 AM 30 November, 2016

Chief and DCOs test their burn over skills

CFA crews were involved in 34 burn overs between 2009 and 2014.

1.40 PM 24 November, 2016

CO Update – Stand up against domestic violence

This Friday (25 November) is White Ribbon Day and I would like to reinforce some really important messages around the issue of domestic violence. 

11.59 AM 21 November, 2016

CO Update – Kick starting two way communication

I’m keen to provide these updates on a much more regular basis, and I’d like to kick start a process of two way communication.

12.07 PM 18 November, 2016

CO Update – VEOHRC survey closing 18 November

Today I’m encouraging all of you to take part in the Equity and Diversity Review survey, which closes next Friday 18 November.

1.25 PM 11 November, 2016

CO Update – The role of the group

Today I’ve provided members with my thoughts on what the role of the group is here at CFA. 

5.03 PM 4 November, 2016

PTSD Pilot Program for Victorian firefighters

With today’s commencement of a post-traumatic stress disorder pilot program, MFB and CFA firefighters have a further option to seek treatment if they feel they may be suffering from what is a serious illness.

3.09 PM 31 August, 2016
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