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Taking it to the streets – part one
Gregg Paterson is the Acting Deputy Chief Officer for Training at CFA. In his first instalment of ‘Taking it to the streets’ Gregg gives us an insight into how CFA training will be planned in the future.
In the past, CFA has allocated training budgets based on very little information from each region. Our mission now is to make sure all our members receive the training they want and need operationally.
Very soon, there will be an opportunity for brigades to tell us directly what they need from a training perspective. This will mean identifying what you require for your training, why, when (this is particularly important for volunteers) and where you will deliver the different programs.
Most importantly, you can identify the number of people who will take part.
The brigade training plans will need to be completed by the end of March 2017. These will roll up into district training plans, and then into regional training plans.
This process will inform the resources HQ then allocates to each region for the 2017-18 financial year.
So, let’s formalise some of the great work already underway on these training plans, and put a state-wide training plan in place that reflects what our frontline really needs.
The next edition of Taking it to the streets will focus on the new Learning Management System – what this means for CFA, and how this ties into the Learning Action Plan.
Look after yourselves and stay safe this summer.