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Member ID and TMP Systems Transition to BAU
On behalf of Ross Sullivan (who is on leave) I just want to thank the Member ID Project Team for their great work and support over the past 16 months.
Firstly our thanks to all the district staff and hundreds of volunteers we met during the project, who shared their ideas and concerns with the team when we visited to get a better understanding of their requirements.
Then to Russell Whyte, Business Analyst, and Darren Matthews and Nick Jacob, Technology Services who designed and implemented the on-line solution which met and exceeded these requirements - in terms of function, timeliness of delivery and attention to amendments along the way.
The PSOs in districts have been a fantastic network supporting members to apply for and obtain their IDs. They have also been training other members in how to use the system so there is a wider network of ‘super-users' to continue the support for other members as required.
To Nicole Harvey and all the Fire Investigators, thanks for working so closely with us during the development of the role based ID card system.
Our partners in DSE, VicPol and VicRoads have all agreed that the new TMP arrangements meet their requirements, and these have been tested in the field with good results in the Portland Incident.
The HQ team, Lisa Jackson, Peter Holman, Orla Gannon, and previously Annabel Maurer and Annabel Carter, have been pivotal to the success of the project. Thank you all for your support.
And thanks to Glenn Rodwell, who has so very effectively managed this statewide team to implement the member ID system and ready it for a very smooth transition to BAU. The arrangements for BAU are outlined below.
We wish you all the best for the future.
Keep safe and well
New CFA Member ID System
The CFA Member ID project was established as part of the Bushfire Preparedness Program to address Recommendation 19 of the VBRC Final Report, that: "The Country Fire Authority provide to all CFA volunteers an identification card or similar to facilitate their passage through roadblocks".
The objective is to provide all CFA members with access to a practical form of personal photo ID that is consistent across the State to facilitate access through TMPs.
The new system was launched on 7 October 2011 and has now been opened to all members across the State.
Member ID and TMP Systems updates for the 2012/13 fire season.
Member ID System
- The new Member ID card will replace the White CFA volunteer Private vehicles TMP stickers for the 2012/13 season. Over 20,000 members across more than 90% of brigades now have a new CFA Member ID card. ID cards are posted direct to members within a few weeks of applying.
- Full Member ID application process documentation is available from Brigades Online and the CFA Intranet at the below website and also in the Member ID Brigade Guidelines document circulated with this letter: http://cfaonline.cfa.vic.gov.au/mycfa/Show?pageId=memberIDCards
- Lanyards and ID card holders have been placed into the State Logistics Centre (SLC) and are available for purchase by Districts and Brigades using the below codes:
- Lanyard: CFALANYARD
- Card holder: CFAIDHOLDER
TMP Vehicle Sticker System
The new TMP Vehicle Sticker System was also implemented in October 2011. According to feedback from district visits, the new arrangements have worked well the few times they have been applied in practice.
Stickers for the 2012/13 season:
- 1. White stickers - for CFA volunteer Private vehicles will not be issued for the 2012/13 season, the stickers have been replaced by the Member ID cards. Members have had 9 months to obtain an ID card, and new cards are typically available within a week or two after application.
- 2. Yellow Stickers - ‘Private Fire Fighting Equipment' stickers will again be distributed by District HQ's as per current guidelines.
- PFFE sticker application forms can be found at the below website and also in the Brigade Guidelines document: http://www.cfa.vic.gov.au/firesafety/bushfire/documents/private_equipment_TMP_form.doc
- 3. Pink stickers - for ‘Temporary Traffic management Point Access' to allow short term (up to 14 day) access, have been placed into the State Logistics centre as a central source in the event of a large incident such as the ‘Portland incident'.
This sticker will continue to be available for ICs or their delegates to issue as required.
- District HQ's and ICC's will maintain stocks for incidents.
Please contact the Member ID Coordinator if you need any further information.