The Chief's news update also questions the legacy we want to leave through our contribution to CFA, and the importance of discussing future aspirations.
From the blog:
"As I travel the state, one of the most common issues raised is the diminished role of the Group and of Group officers in operations. At last Monday’s Board meeting the Board supported my suggestion of a short review of the role of the Group. The review will focus on strengthening the Group role in operations response and preparedness. Whether we call it “local command and control” or “the Group” it is clear that there is a critical role in planning readiness of brigades in a local area."
Read Euan's full blog entry here.
In other blogging news, Chairman Kerry Murphy has shared outcomes from February's Board meeting with CFA Connect in his latest blog post. Throughout his update, Kerry also addresses the Mission Command philosophy and the resigning of the Volunteer Charter.
From Kerry's blog:
"At its February meeting the Board encouraged the Chief Officer to review the role of Groups. The review is a significant one for CFA as it could lead to a more central role for Groups in the chain of command.
In recent times we've seen a significant focus on Level 3 incident management, while strong local command and control means that fires are well managed and dealt with before they turn into Level 3 incidents. The review of Groups would look at re-enforcing and strengthening local incident command and control, consistent with the philosophy of mission command."
Read Kerry's full blog entry here.