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Report of Operations 2007-08 - State-wide Reporting Against CFA Act Section 29

A process to allow the Chief Officer to assess and report the operational efficiency of fire brigades to the CFA Board has been in place since 1 July 2004. The key indicators of operational efficiency are deemed to be training, operational readiness, response performance and fire ground performance.

CFA brigades inspected during the year use a web-based Section 29 reporting system (S29).
The online system allows regions and brigade management to view completed S29 inspection reports from previous years, preview future inspection data and monitor the progress of agreed actions to resolve any issues identified. It also provides links to further information such as training records and performance reports. The revised online system provides a consistent State-wide approach to brigade inspections to determine the brigades' readiness and performance against agreed standards. It also allows for the identification of actions required to assist brigades to meet the standards in the future.