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State Forum registrations now open

The 5th Annual Community Engagement State Forum will be heading back to Creswick in 2015 and will see CFA members team up with SES for the first time.

The State Forum encourages like-minded community orientated members from across Victoria to get together to build on their community engagement knowledge and share their local community safety initiatives. Registrations of interest are now open.

The return of the State Forum follows the great success of this event that has been building over the past four years in Macedon (2011), Creswick (2012), Bendigo (2013) and Preston (2014).

CFA Chief Officer Euan Ferguson said today that “last year in Preston there were around 400 CFA members that attended from 185 different CFA brigades. To team up with SES this year will make the event pretty special”. You can see some of the presentations from last year’s event online here.

Event              CFA/SES Community Engagement and Hazard Awareness State Forum

2015 Theme   Community Connections – Let’s join forces

Date                Saturday 1 August and Sunday 2 August 2015

Venue             Novotel Forest Resort, Creswick

Register your interest to attend now

The State Forum is led by the Member Engagement Volunteer Reference Group and the theme for this year is ‘Community Connections – Let’s join forces’.  “Whether we are engaging the community to be prepared for a fire, a flood or something else, the best way to go about can be the same, so it makes sense for CFA and SES to work together on this” said Euan.

This year’s event is timely for CFA to support brigade members undertaking a community safety role within their brigade. Community Safety will be a mandatory function on Brigade Management Teams (BMT’s) as per the new Brigade and Membership Classification changes at brigade elections in 2015 and 2016.

If you are a CFA member interested in your community’s safety then register your interest to attend now.

If you would like any more information about the forum please email the team at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Last Updated: 26 May 2015