Report of Operations 2007-08
In this section:
- Prevention Services
- Preparedness Services
- Response Services
- Recovery Services
- Organisational Support
CFA deals with complex issues that need to be addressed through a comprehensive range of integrated programs and services.
'Prevention' services describe the measures taken in advance of an emergency aimed at decreasing or eliminating its impact on the community and the environment.
'Preparedness' describes the results of measures to ensure that, if an emergency occurs, communities, resources and services are capable of responding to, and coping with, theeffects.
'Response' encompasses the results of strategies and services to control, limit or modify the emergency to reduce its consequences.
'Recovery' describes the results of strategies and services to support affected individuals an communities in the reconstruction of physical infrastructure and their restoration of emotional,social, economic and physical wellbeing.
As at 30 June 2008, CFA had a total of 59,760 members, comprising 58,362 volunteers, 498 firefighters and 900 staff and officers.