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Interagency business planning
As we continue to move towards a more efficient and sustainable CFA through our Creating Our Future Together program, I have previously mentioned that a key intention is to work more closely with the other fire and emergency agencies to get the best service outcomes for the community of Victoria.
I am pleased to inform you that we have taken a further step towards achieving this objective. CFA and our colleague agencies have now developed a Working Together plan, the first sector-wide business planning document ever produced by Victoria's emergency services.
Working Together was developed by the emergency management sector's Executive Leadership Group, which includes the CEOs of MFB, SES and CFA and the Secretary of DEPI, and was built from the existing business plans of each organisation as well as the Fire Services Reform Plan.
CFA members can read the Working Together plan here.
The planning process uncovered far more commonalities than differences between our agencies, and the plan itself demonstrates a clear alignment of direction, activities and priorities as we move into the future.
Working Together is a positive step towards further joint planning for the emergency services sector - aimed at delivering genuine interoperability among the fire services.
This is the latest of a range of sector reform initiatives driven by the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission, the Fire Services Reform Plan and the Emergency Management Reform White Paper. I will keep you informed as things progress.