A key theme of feedback we have received from around the state is to include reference to volunteers in our description of who we are. The Board has now adopted these words:
"CFA is a volunteer and community based fire and emergency services organisation".
This emphasises that our essential community links come from volunteers. The Volunteer Charter and legislation will also be referenced more clearly in our strategy as a result of your feedback.
Other feedback included:
Here are some responses to questions we've received:
Q. What opportunities will be provided for engagement and input?
A. Over the coming weeks and months we will:
Q. Timing - how long will the changes take?
A. This will depend on the level of engagement and how many issues need to be resolved along the way. I am now looking to fill the top line of the structure through executive appointments. Those executives will lead design teams to develop key functions in each of the areas under the structure. In doing that work they will engage relevant people in their areas. There will be opportunity for feedback and consultation.
Later, we will be looking to fill and confirm roles. Again there will be opportunities for input as we engage CFA members and brief VFBV and union representatives throughout the process.
Thanks for your input to date. Please continue to provide your feedback to me, your Directors and leaders and also let them know of any of your concerns; change can be unsettling.
I value your support and look forward to continuing our work together into the future.