Fire brigades

Commentary

27 Nov 2019
8

Rural communities are facing a shrinking volunteer base, as people either leave for better opportunities in cities or can no longer perform strenuous volunteering roles, writes Blythe McLennan.

Strategy

22 Aug 2019
71

The Department of Biodiversity, Conservation and Attractions is committed to increasing gender diversity in its workforce, particularly in our fire management business, where the number of women involved has been traditionally low. This plan describes the objectives, priorities and actions to help achieve the vision....

Report

24 Jan 2019
27

The focus of performance reporting in this chapter is on emergency services for fire events. Descriptive information is included on emergency services for other events, with performance reporting to be developed for future Reports.

Report

18 Aug 2017
176

The Andrews Labor Government has introduced the Firefighters’ Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Bill 2017 to among other things, restructure Victoria’s fire services.

Report

19 Jun 2017
422

A case of nepotism so blatant as to beggar belief has been uncovered at the Metropolitan Fire and Emergency Services Board by the Victorian Ombudsman.

Report

15 Dec 2016
274

This report, authored by Dr Peter Cotton, found that the issues uncovered in the review of firefighters in the Metropolitan Fire Brigade (MFB) are not dissimilar from the findings of other inquiries into emergency service organisations like the police or the ambulance service.

The...

Audio

12 Oct 2016
11

A former Emergency Services Minister in a Victorian Labor government is calling for a backflip on the controversial CFA/MFB dispute. Andre Haermeyer says the current government has given too much ground to the firefighters' union, and a new deal for paid firefighters risks public safety....

Report

23 Jun 2016
179

The January 2016 Waroona Fire caused significant damage, particularly to the town of Yarloop, and resulted in the tragic loss of life. The Government of Western Australia committed to managing bushfire-related risk and continuously improving the state’s capabilities to prevent, mitigate and respond to major...

Report

24 May 2016
92

Terms of Reference: Received from the Legislative Assembly on 23 December 2014:

That, under s 33 of the Parliamentary Committees Act 2003 , an inquiry into the CFA training college at Fiskville be referred to the Environment and Natural Resources Committee for consideration, inquiry...

Report

21 Oct 2015
18

Current emergency management reform is focused on working as one and achieving greater interoperability in the emergency management sector. The fire services must seize opportunities to work more closely with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP), Victoria State Emergency Service (VICSES), and...

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