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2009 Bushfire Program Survey

By: CFA News

Category: Planning & Research

  2.05 PM 29 June, 2014

Location: General

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The events of the 2009 Black Saturday fires and the subsequent Victorian Bushfire Royal Commission led to great change in CFA. In response to the $276 million commitment by the Victorian Government, CFA established the Bushfire Program which comprised of 57 individual projects, each aimed at addressing the recommendations of the Royal Commission.

Over the last four years, project teams within the Bushfire Programs have been busy delivering a wide range of initiatives and innovations in areas such as Planning, Vegetation Management, Community Capability, Workforce Capability, Incident Management, Sector Communications and Enhancing Response Capability. With the majority of these projects coming to an end on 30 June 2014, and the transition of many new developments into core business, it is now time we ask the following questions:

  • What has been achieved by the Bushfire Program investment?
  • Is the community better off?
  • Has investment been in the right areas?
  • Has the Bushfire Program changed CFA?
  • What are the lessons for the future?

In order to help us answer these questions, we will be analysing a range of data and speaking to a wide range of different stakeholders, especially our members. Hearing the views and observations of CFA members is a key component of our evaluation in understanding perceptions on Bushfire Program deliverables.

The inclusion of member experiences and views in the project evaluations will help us to find out if the projects have delivered the right results, as well as helping to identify areas where further improvements are still needed.

This online survey will only take 5 minutes to complete, and will be open until 20 July. Perhaps not all questions will be relevant to you, so feel free to select the ‘don’t know’ option and continue on to the next question if this occurs.

Your feedback is valuable to us, so please start the survey and share your views now.

Results will be shared in the summer edition of Brigade magazine.

Any questions, please contact Jess Harris in the Research & Evaluation Team on 9262 8849 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Last Updated: 01 July 2014