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Funding boost for CFA

By: CFA Media

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  3.34 PM 13 October, 2017


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Today the Victorian Government announced significant funding to enable CFA to continue its vital work and deliver better training, support and equipment for staff and volunteers across Victoria.

This investment of about $60 million across Victoria’s fire services will strengthen service delivery and help keep communities safe.

This funding includes:

  •             $11.6 million for volunteer training and capability including ICT upgrades
  •             $11 million for upgrades to CFA buildings and infrastructure across regional and rural Victoria
  •             $11 million for six MFB and CFA specialist vehicles
  •             $10 million for a CFA volunteer sustainability grants program
  •             $6.7 million for workplace health and safety measures including new safety helmets.

Today’s announcement is delivering on measures announced in the Fire Services Statement earlier this year.

It also includes funding to improve culture and diversity within CFA, including increasing the diversity of staff and volunteers.

The government has also announced it will require both fire agencies to regularly publish response time data.

CFA acknowledges the importance for the community to be informed of its performance and will begin publishing this data shortly.

Response times form part of our emergency response framework, together with fire prevention strategies and community safety.

Across CFA, our efforts now turn to the coming summer season and the operational requirements of running a modern emergency service.

 

This investment of about $60 million across Victoria’s fire services will strengthen service delivery and help keep communities safe.

This funding includes:

  •             $11.6 million for volunteer training and capability including ICT upgrades
  •             $11 million for upgrades to CFA buildings and infrastructure across regional and rural Victoria
  •             $11 million for six MFB and CFA specialist vehicles
  •             $10 million for a CFA volunteer sustainability grants program
  •             $6.7 million for workplace health and safety measures including new safety helmets.

Today’s announcement is delivering on measures announced in the Fire Services Statement earlier this year.

It also includes funding to improve culture and diversity within CFA, including increasing the diversity of staff and volunteers.

The government has also announced it will require both fire agencies to regularly publish response time data.

CFA acknowledges the importance for the community to be informed of its performance and will begin publishing this data shortly.

Response times form part of our emergency response framework, together with fire prevention strategies and community safety.

Across CFA, our efforts now turn to the coming summer season and the operational requirements of running a modern emergency service.

Last Updated: 13 October 2017