Previously, CFA had 12 Coordinators Learning and Development who coordinated CFA’s volunteer training across 21 districts.
The addition of nine new coordinators means that each district will now have its own dedicated resource to manage training needs. Each coordinator will work closely with the District teams, brigades and groups to develop appropriate training plans and courses.
The new coordinators have taken up positions in Casterton, Colac, Warragul, Bairnsdale, Morwell, Seymour, Ararat, Kerang, and Wodonga.
DCO Training Gregg Paterson said having a dedicated coordinator in each district provides better customer service for brigades seeking training for their members.
“With coordinators looking after multiple districts we weren’t able to effectively plan for training needs at a local level,” Gregg said.
“Nine new positions means there’s a face of training in every district giving brigades a vital point of contact to ensure individual training needs are met.”
Brigades can contact their District Coordinator Learning and Development through their local District office. Scroll below video to find out more about your local coordinator.
The new positions were funded through the State Government’s $60 million investment in the Victorian Fire Services as part of the 2017 Fire Services Statement.