“Fiskville means a lot to me. I’ve put a lot of time in here and done a lot of courses. I’m proud of the facility, everyone that works here and the quality of their work,” Justin said.
“The job has been challenging at times and also extremely rewarding. One of the key challenges has been the media attention the facility has been receiving.
“Working with this team has been rewarding. The team has shown great resilience given the intense scrutiny the facility has received. It makes it easier to come to work knowing the staff are dedicated to the facility.
“I’m extremely proud of the way the staff have conducted themselves at work as well as in the general public. Many of the staff live locally and are involved in local sporting clubs and committees.
“It’s been great to see our training courses increase and I’m proud to say the quality has exceeded where we were in the past.”
The next 12 months at the site will continue to be busy.
“We are working to implement the recommendations made by the Jones Report and to help the Operational Training and Volunteerism Directorate in delivering a better service to volunteers and staff.
“We continue to work with VFBV to make Fiskville more accessible to all CFA members and continue to develop new courses and packages that will be distributed to the greater community and run locally.
“There’s a lot of exciting work happening at Fiskville behind the scenes around improvements to online learning and recognition of prior learning – this will make training accessible to everyone.
“I’d like to thank all CFA members for their ongoing support. We’ve received emails, phone calls, text messages of support from the greater CFA family – we look forward to ongoing support and to working with them in the future.”