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From the CEO – help shape CFA's future

By: Lucinda Nolan

Category: Other

  2.16 PM 5 February, 2016

Location: General

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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.

It will set out what our goals and objectives are and guide our decisions around what resources and capability CFA will need in the future to protect lives and property.

As Victoria’s population grows and there is increasing demand for fire and emergency services both in Melbourne and in regional cities, we need to identify and have a clear understanding about how CFA delivers our services to the community and what resources we will need to make those services sustainable.

We will use this to inform future governments about what investments – from fire trucks to stations, to new front line or support staff – need to be made. This will make clear and authoritative what we need and why.

Work has begun on developing the plan, and we want to hear from you about what you believe are the challenges that CFA is facing now and might face in the years ahead.

In developing the Red Paper we have drawn on a significant amount of information, knowledge and ideas that you have provided to us as part of the ‘Service Delivery Strategy’ program. That feedback from you has been invaluable in the thinking around what we need in our Red Paper.

However, before we conclude the drafting of this strategic paper about our future, we want to ensure that every member of CFA has another opportunity to put forward their ideas and comments.

I recognise that you are all busy with your brigade activities, work and family, but I hope you can take the opportunity to contribute to this important document.

You can provide your comments and thoughts about CFA’s future on the Red Paper Project Member Engagement website until 29 February.

More information about the project can also be found at the site.

Click here to take part.

Last Updated: 09 February 2016