Photo: Baddaginnie Fire Brigade members kitted out in the new CFA workwear.
More than 9,100 CFA volunteers have entered the new year donning their new CFA professional workwear, thanks to a $9 million investment to produce up to 30,000 workwear sets for members across Victoria.
Victorians may have already spotted the modernised look on members at brigade activities, fundraising and community events, or while out working within incident management teams.
These workwear sets don’t replace CFA’s iconic yellow firefighting gear, which remains the primary Personal Protective Clothing for CFA firefighters, but instead offers a refreshed design that our members can wear to formal events and activities.
CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan said the rollout of these sets is in full swing and brigades right across the state are beginning to wear the smart new look.
“It’s pleasing to see more and more of our valued volunteers wearing the new CFA workwear outfits,” he said.
“These comfortable and distinctive sets are uniquely CFA and will strengthen our members’ identity within their communities and across the emergency services sector.”
Funded by the $126 million State Government CFA Capability package, the funds will help deliver the new sets which include shirts, pants or shorts, jackets, hats and belts.
The workwear is available in both men’s and women’s fits for the comfort of all volunteers and features CFA’s emblem and the CFA red and white checker to be uniquely CFA.
In addition to the more than 9,100 members that have already recieved their workwear, around 2000 more members have been sized up and will have their new outfit delivered later this year.
The unified rollout will also see the CFA Chief Officer, Deputy Chief Officers and other staff groups proudly wearing the Patriot Blue workwear within the emergency services sector and while out in the community.
The project will continue its rollout to volunteers across Victoria throughout 2023.