Rowville fire brigade has moved a step closer to becoming an integrated brigade with the appointment of Operations Officer Mark Kennedy to assist in the transition and operation of the combined volunteer and staff fire station.
Two more Operations Officer positions have been created and appointed to Districts 2 and 24 under CFA’s Project 2016 program. In recent months, two other Operations Officer positions have also been assigned to District 8, and District 13.
A strong recruitment rate, the establishment of 65 new firefighter positions and the deployment of 35 of them are among several milestones announced in the Project 2016 Review that was recently presented to the Project’s Steering Committee.
More than 100 enthusiastic applicants have taken part in aptitude testing and a practice challenge at CFA’s Fiskville Training College to find out whether they’re suitable to become CFA paid firefighters.