Bushfires Portfolio UpdateProgram: Building Community Capability and Capacity to Live with FireKey achievements in the past monthThe Advice to Property Owners project has been renamed the Home Bushfire Advice Service and has already met the Implementation Plan’s minimum target for home visits to be achieved by December this year. Regional Fire Safety Officers (Wildfire) have been supported by the headquarters-based ‘surge team’ and continue to deliver their home assessment service to the high-risk regions of the State.
In October 2010 CFA implemented the BPMO into our organisation. Introduction of this organisational change included the formal implementation of the Bushfires Program 2010–12. There was a requirement for formal oversight of the projects emanating from a range of initiatives and opportunities and the increasing need to coordinate CFA’s reporting arrangements. The BPMO is part of the Finance and Administration Directorate, governed by the Bushfires Program Steering Committee.
The Health and Wellbeing team is trialing an exciting new technology called CorTemp, which is a small capsule that transmits a person's body temperature to a data recorder. This can help us determine the best way to manage heat stress in a variety of fire situations.
Programs for Diverse Populations focuses on developing and delivering bushfire safety information aimed at increasing awareness and reducing the risk for people from diverse backgrounds, particularly vulnerable people living and traveling in high bushfire risk locations.