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Applications open for CFA Consultative Committee

By: CFA News

Category: People

  3.19 PM 22 September, 2016

Location: General

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Applications are now open for CFA’s new Performance and Policy Consultative Committee. Do you have ideas on how CFA should look in five, 10 or even 20 years?

Volunteers and career fire fighters can apply to become part of a new committee aimed at shaping CFA’s future direction.

The Country Fire Authority Performance and Policy Consultative Committee has been established by the State Government, and will include three active volunteer CFA members and three active career members from urban and rural stations. (Update 7/10/16: 2 PTA staff will also be appointed)

Chaired by the Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon. James Merlino, the Committee will include members from CFA, Emergency Management Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

It will look at a wide range of matters, including the health, safety and wellbeing of firefighters, innovation and technology, how to improve culture and diversity, approaches to risk reduction and building community resilience and priorities for future workforce capacity and capability.

Applicants will need to read the Expression of Interest Information pack and complete an application form answering two questions:
• Why do you want to join the Committee?
• What skills and experience would you bring to the Committee?

The Expression of Interest information pack and application form are available here.

Shortlisted applicants will be interviewed before candidate recommendations are provided to the Minister.

Chief Executive Officer Frances Diver encouraged members to apply.

“This is a great opportunity for volunteers and career fire fighters to be involved in strengthening CFA and shaping how we deliver services into the future.”

The Committee will prepare an interim report by February 2017, with a final report and proposed future reforms to be submitted to the Minister by June 2017.

To view the Committee’s Terms of Reference and apply for the committee, visit the Performance and Policy Consultative Committee site.

Last Updated: 07 October 2016