Performance & Policy Consultative Committee
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Performance & Policy Consultative Committee

The Country Fire Authority (CFA) Performance and Policy Consultative Committee has been established by the State Government to consider the future directions of the CFA.

The Committee will be chaired by the Minister for Emergency Services, the Hon. James Merlino, and includes representatives from CFA, Emergency Management Victoria and the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning.

The Committee has eight members from CFA’s workforce, including three career firefighters, three volunteer firefighters and two Professional, Technical and Administrative Staff. Following a comprehensive application process, the Minister has now appointed these eight CFA representatives as:

Alec Carson, Volunteer Firefighter Snake Valley Brigade

Allie Guegan, Volunteer Firefighter Langwarrin Brigade

Bruce Taberner, Lead Learning and Development West Region

Chris Hall, Senior Station Officer South Warrandyte

Dean Simmons, Operations Officer District 18

Gwynne Brennan, Executive Manager Community Safety

Kristina Wilms, Senior Instructor Leadership & Management

Michael Platt, Volunteer Firefighter Sebastopol Brigade.

The Committee’s Terms of Reference contain information about the scope and operation of the Committee.

The Committee will release more information about its work as it progresses, so check back here for updates and future opportunities to be involved:

Consultative Committee holds second meeting

CFA staff and volunteers plot the future

If you have any questions about the Committee’s work, please contact the Secretariat at

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