Sharing the responsibility for a safer Victoria

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CFA is well known throughout Victoria for fighting fires, but our work to keep Victorians safe starts well away from the fire ground and long before a fire approaches your property.


Every day CFA members work with people across the state to support and involve them in taking active steps to plan and prepare for fire.

The new CFA Community Engagement Approach (CEA) outlines how CFA works with community members, government, corporate and community organisations and other emergency sector agencies through public awareness campaigns and fire safety programs. 

We engage face-to-face, online and through third party stakeholders to broaden our reach to all Victorians.

The CEA aligns CFA’s community engagement with best practice, community needs and expectations, and the concept of sharing responsibility for fire preparedness and risk reduction.

The launch follows extensive consultation with CFA members and staff, partner organisations, government departments and agencies, as well as members of the broader community.

CFA’s Community Engagement Manager Boris Radickovic is proud of his team’s work in defining CFA’s promise to the community.  

"I am excited for the launch of the Community Engagement Approach. Meaningful and inclusive community engagement by CFA means more people and properties can be prepared and protected from fire," Boris said.

"I would like to thank all our valued stakeholders who took the time to participate in consultation and contribute to the Community Engagement Approach. We look forward to working with you to continue to strengthen CFA’s engagement with communities across Victoria."

An empowered community is the most effective way to reduce the risk of fire and to minimise its potentially devastating impact.

"We must all play a role in being prepared for fire,’ CFA Chief Officer Jason Heffernan said. "Thank you for your fire prevention and preparation efforts. It can save lives."

Read the new Community Engagement Approach on the CFA website.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please contact


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