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Victorian Government announces Fire Services review

By: Michael Wootten

  2.43 PM 29 July, 2015

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The Victorian Government has today announced a review of CFA and MFB, with a focus on resourcing, operations, management and culture.

Minister for Emergency Services Jane Garrett MP has appointed David O’Byrne, a former Minister for Police and Emergency Services in the Tasmanian government, to conduct the review.

The Fire Services review will inquire into a broad range of areas, including:

  • The resources needed to ensure Victoria is properly equipped and fire ready
  • How CFA and MFB staff can be best supported in protecting communities, including operational and OH&S needs
  • Interoperability between CFA, MFB and other fire services
  • Management structures and practices of CFA and MFB
  • Enhancing workplace culture, including management and workforce c-operation
  • Enhancing workplace innovation and diversity
  • Options to establish a Career Firefighters Registration Board
  • The best way to support volunteer brigades in providing emergency services.

The review will also involve interviewing and considering written submissions from a range of key stakeholders, including CFA, MFB, DELWP, EMV, and representative bodies.

CFA sees the review as an opportune time to provide input and advice on a wide range of important organisational issues, and looks forward to working with Mr O’Byrne.

The Fire Services Review will be submitted to the Minister by 30 September 2015.

You can download the Terms of Reference (PDF 525k).

Last Updated: 10 December 2015