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Putting interoperability into fuel reduction

  • L-R: Nathan Stamkos (DELWP Port Phillip), Peter Baker (CFA HQ), Steve Smith (CFA District 2), David Ross (DELWP Hume)
  • Nathan Stamkos (DELWP) and Steve Smith (CFA)

By: CFA News

Category: Operational Information

  11.29 AM 11 August, 2016

Location: General

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When it comes to interoperability, CFA Chief Officer Steve Warrington believes that fire agencies need to raise the bar in the areas of preparedness and prevention.

“We work together as one, and we do it very well in the area of response. But we need to be just as good when it comes to preparedness and prevention,” he said.

Chief Officer Warrington joined 140 senior members of CFA, DELWP, Parks Victoria and EMV on Tuesday at a forum bringing together regional and district leaders from across the State.

“This is about working together not only amongst ourselves but with the broader community,”

“To do that we need to establish a common understanding of what needs to be done.”

The Regional Leadership forum is part of the work agencies are doing to progress the State Government’s Safer Together Program, launched last November.

‘Safer Together’ is described as a new approach to reducing the risk of bushfire in Victoria. It stems from recommendations made by the Inspector General for Emergency Management’s review of fuel management targets for public land.

Last Updated: 11 August 2016