CFA has released the Professor Joy Report which looked into historical use of chemicals for live fire fighting training at Fiskville between 1971 and 1999 and the organisation's detailed response. This website links to all sections of the report.
CFA has committed to implementing all 10 recommendations, accepted all conclusions and announced 11 additional related initiatives including a health impact study.
Report of the Independent Fiskville Investigation
Understanding the Past to Inform the Future: Report of the Independent Fiskville Investigation – pdf 7.5mb (116)
Appendices to the report are listed below. (0)
CFA's response to the Professor Joy Report (28)
CFA's response to the Professor Joy report - pdf 654k (49) | Word version - docx 285k (28)
Health and Welfare support information for CFA Members and their families
Health and Welfare information for CFA members and families – pdf 286k (24) | Word version - docx 69k (20)
Health and Welfare information for members of the public
Health and Welfare information for the public – pdf 177k (16) | Word version - docx 51k (15)
Health and safety assessments of field training grounds During the past six months, CFA employed environmental consultants, Hazcon, to assess the current health and safety standards of the seven training grounds.
The reports provided 34 recommendations and 33 have already been completed. The remaining one, regarding updating a statewide field training manual, will be completed in coming months. We have taken action and made improvements ahead of the release of the Professor Joy Report into past practices, to provide extra confidence to anyone using the sites.
Bangholme Health and Safety Review- pdf 480k (33)
Huntley Health and Safety Review - pdf 805k (30)
Longerenong Health and Safety Review - pdf 1.2mb (25)
Penshurst Health and Safety Review - pdf 940k (31)
Wangaratta Health and Safety Review - pdf 648k (27)
West Sale Health and Safety Review - pdf 470k (32)