The brigade is half-way through a 12-month plan that was established locally to include activities such as mental health and resilience training, a local brigade walk, strengthening team relationships sessions, and healthy eating workshops.
The brigade has also taken the opportunity to engage with CFA’s Health Services by incorporating the volunteer Health Watch Program into its annual plan, including confidential health checks and various health education workshops.
Montrose brigade Captain Rob Waters has shown some excellent leadership skills when initiating the program.
“As a brigade we do some things really well. We train hard and ensure we have enough members around to meet our response times 24/7," Rob said.
"We act professionally, work well with our neighbouring brigades and there is a great sense of comaraderie among the membership. However, I feel that there is an area where we can do better, much better, and that is our health and wellbeing.