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Share your brigade's initiatives


Category: Operational Information, Planning & Research

  4.25 PM 14 February, 2014

Location: General

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A new online observation tool allows members to share their initiatives, observations and lessons from the fire season. 

The Observation Sharing Centre  is a web based application that can be accessed by all agencies staff and volunteers. The centre allows for the sharing of Observations, Initiatives or Lessons.

Observations: Have you observed any problems, shortfalls or successes that you would like to share?

The Observation Collection Tool allows you to capture and log observations throughout the season, instead of waiting until the end of the season for formal reviews/debriefs. They may be made on behalf of a Brigade/Crew/Team/District or by an individual. The observation may either be a positive, negative or unexpected experience and may be based on Operational or Non-Operational activities.

In the first instance, all CFA Observations are provided to your District Operations Manager, who will confidentially deal with issues raised that affect Brigades, Groups and the District if required. The Observations are also collected by the CFA Performance Improvement team who will combine all the Observations across the State. These will then identify trends and insights which will drive continuous improvement into the future.

Initiatives: Do you have any initiatives that your Brigade, District or Region have undertaken that you would like to share?

Lessons: If you have a lesson, share it so others can learn. Remember, your lesson could be a success, a way of doing things in a more efficient or a safer way, a close call….anything others could learn from.

Initiatives and Lessons may be shared through CFA distribution channels such as the Brigade Magazine or CFA Connect. The CFA Performance Improvement team may contact you for further information, however information we communicate within CFA will only occur with your permission.

Last Updated: 17 February 2014