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New Hazardous Tree Awareness information package
The release of the new Hazardous Tree Awareness information package ensures brigade awareness and understanding of the joint standard operating procedure (JSOP) J8.03 Tree Hazard – Bushfire Response.
The JSOP applies to all emergency services personnel involved in bushfire response operations in Victoria.
CFA Chief Officer requires all operational Brigade members to complete the training as part of the seasonal preparedness program.
Training can be completed in the following ways:
Individuals can complete the training online by logging on to Brigades Online.
Step 1. Log in to the Learning Hub through Brigades Online alternatively click here
Step 2. Click the Catalogues tab- then click All Catalogues
Step 3. Scroll down to find the Tree Hazard Awareness training
Step 4. Enrol
Participants can complete the course in their own time, over a number of sessions if desired. Completion will be recorded automatically onto member records.
Alternatively brigades can run group sessions using materials from the information package and have each member complete the quiz and answer sheet.
The completed answer sheets and training attendance record sheet are then sent to District / Region training staff for entry onto member records.
The information package will be distributed by post to the Brigade Secretaries shortly.
What’s in the Package
- Memo from the CFA Chief Officer
- A2 Poster “Tree Hazard Mitigation Matrix”
- A3 Poster ‘What’s your tree hazard?”
- Tree Hazard Pictorial Guide v1
- DVD containing
- Tree Hazard Awareness Training
- Rural Urban Interface
- Crew Protection System Testing
- Awareness package quiz and answer sheet for use in group sessions
- Training Attendance Record Sheet
- JSOP8.03 Tree Hazard Bushfire Response
At this time the above package and endorsement process applies to volunteer members only. Use of the package by career staff will be subject to consultation with the UFU.