New CFA website home page
The CFA website will get a major facelift this week with the launch of a new design aimed at improving the community’s ability to find fire safety information.
The new design, due to go live on Wednesday (16 June 2021)*, will have a drop-down navigation menu to make it easier to explore the site content and improved search functionality that will provide more relevant results.
Each section of the website will be colour-coded to further improve visitors’ ability to navigate the site, and the main menu will stay at the top of the screen so that it is always easily accessible.
The redesign is the first stage of ongoing improvements to the website.
From August, visitors will be able to enter their address to access fire preparation and safety information relevant to their local area. The new section will tell visitors what the Fire Danger Rating is in their area and whether or not they are in the Fire Danger Period or if a Total Fire Ban is in place. Events and meetings, Neighbourhood Safer Places, Community Fire Refuges and brigades near them will also be displayed on an interactive map.
Direct links to VicEmergency warnings will also be made available on the home page of the CFA website to ensure that visitors know if there are current emergency warnings and can quickly get to those warnings on the VicEmergency site.
Visitors will be able to provide feedback on the new design and engage on future improvements to the site on the Engage CFA community engagement platform when the site launches.
Sitting behind the new website is a new Content Management System that will make it easier for CFA to keep website content up-to-date and make future improvements much easier.
The new system will allow all CFA members to share news articles about things happening at their brigades around Victoria.
* The planned launch date of Thursday 10 June was delayed due to extreme weather in Victoria.