CO Heffernan has spent his first month in the job meeting members across the organisation and has embarked on a regional tour that kicked off in CFA’s North West region last month.
Over four days in mid-December, CO Heffernan visited brigades and district headquarters in Bridgewater, Ouyen, Mildura, Swan Hill, Kerang, Echuca, Bendigo and Melton.
In Ouyen, he meet with Group Officers and Captains from surrounding brigades to listen to the challenges of fire service delivery in remote and rural communities.
In Swan Hill, he had lunch with and met staff, captains and group officers from District 18.
In Echuca, he listened and shared in the experiences of upcoming CFA leaders who recently completed the CFA Mentoring Program.
CO Heffernan said it was great to meet with CFA volunteers in particular, whose passion and commitment are second to none, and hear their thoughts on the organisation’s challenges, opportunities and areas for improvement.
It was a pleasure to travel around the North West, meeting some of our incredible members and receiving a warm welcome to our organisation,” CO Heffernan said.