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CFA staff and volunteers plot the future

  • The Consultative Committee's first meeting

By: CFA News

Category: People

  3.03 PM 13 December, 2016


Location: General

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How should CFA look in five, 10 or even 20 years?

That was the big picture question posed to the newly-formed CFA Performance and Policy Consultative Committee when it met for the first time on Monday night.

The Committee is chaired by the Minister for Emergency Service James Merlino and includes eight CFA volunteer, career firefighter and PTA staff representatives. The Committee also includes CFA senior leadership and representatives from the broader emergency management sector.

The team has a clear mandate: to focus on the fundamental reforms that will help CFA move into the future, support the community and deliver world-class emergency management services.

In its first meeting, the Committee set out some priorities for its initial work. These include how to improve culture and diversity at CFA; recognise and support the work of volunteer and career firefighters; harness innovation and technology to support service delivery; and plan for future demands on CFA.

While there is a strong focus on the medium- and long-term, the Committee will also delve into opportunities for immediate change and improvement

Over the coming months, the Committee will create forums in which all CFA volunteers and staff can share their opinions and ideas about the future of CFA. So watch this space.

More information on the Committee – including its membership – can be found here.  

Last Updated: 13 December 2016