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Update on consultative committee

By: CFA News

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  9.39 AM 7 October, 2016

Location: General

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In response to strong interest from our Professional, Technical and Administrative (PTA) staff, applications for membership to the Committee will now be open to all CFA staff.

Once selected, the Committee will also have authority under its Terms of Reference to co-opt other individuals as appropriate.

In recognition of this change, the deadline for applications will be extended to Friday 14 October, 2016.

The Committee will be chaired by the Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon. James Merlino, and include representatives from CFA, Emergency Management Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

Three volunteer CFA members, three career CFA members plus two PTA members will be appointed by the Minister to serve on the Committee.

The Committee will look at a wide range of matters, including health, safety and wellbeing of firefighters, innovation and technology, how to improve culture and diversity, approaches to risk reduction and building community resilience and priorities for future workforce capacity and capability. It will deliver two reports to the Minister: an interim report by February 2017 and a final report by June 2017.

Applicants should read the Committee’s Terms of Reference (PDF 26k) and the Expression of Interest (PDF 51k)

The application form (PDF 173k) will ask you to answer two questions:

Why do you want to join the Committee?

What skills and experience would you bring to the Committee?

Applicants should send their completed application form and a current resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact Megan Elkington on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 9262 8277.

Last Updated: 07 October 2016