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Reports and policies

A range of reports, policies and research from CFA.

Neighbourhood Safer Places assessment guidelines

June 2016

Neighbourhood Safer Places Assessment Guidelines
These guidelines sets out the criteria to be applied by CFA in relation to assessing the suitability of potential Neighbourhood Safer Places.

Download neighbourhood Safer Places - Assessment Guidelines (PDF 65K) | (DOC 77K)



Freedom of Information Request Brochure and Form

April 2016

Freedom of Information Request Brochure and Form (Advice for Individuals)
Brochure with application form for people without legal representation wanting to request information from CFA.

Download Freedom of Information Request Form - (DOC 610k)

CFA Freedom of Information Request Brochure and Form

April 2016

Freedom of Information Request Brochure and Form (Advice to Legal representatives)
Brochure with application form for legal representatives to request information from CFA.

Download Freedom of Information Request Form - (DOC 613k)

Fiskville investigation report

October 2015

Fiskville Decommissioning & Remediation
The Fiskville Training College has played an important role in CFA's history and identity. Details on the independent investigation, closure, decommissioning and environmental remediation of the former training college are available for viewing (includes CFA updates, timelines, relevant reports and publications).

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Volunteerism Strategy thumbnail

May 2015

Volunteerism Strategy 2015-2020
The Volunteerism Strategy outlines how we will build the capacity and capability of our volunteers to deliver our services and meet the challenges of a changing social and environmental landscape between now and 2020..

Download Volunteerism Strategy 2015-2020 (PDF 1.8 MB)

Koori Inclusion Action Plan

April 2015

Koori Inclusion Action Plan (2014-2019)
CFA warmly welcomes the Koori Inclusion Action Plan which lays out a path to greater inclusion of the 47,000-strong community of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples spread across the state.

Download Koori Inclusion Action Plan (PDF 1.7 MB) | (DOC 1.6 MB)

Hazelwood fire mine inquiry report

September 2014

Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry
Independent inquiry into the circumstances of the Hazelwood mine fire, including the emergency response and the support provided to Morwell residents and other affected communities.

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Disability Action Plan

July 2013

Disability Action Plan
Our people come from a wide range of backgrounds and we have members who live with disability and actively contribute to their communities and CFA. CFA’s disability action plan works to ensure our services and programs are easily available to all Victorians, including those living with a disability. The plan was created in consultation with our members, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria and disability organisations including Scope.

Download CFA Disability Action Plan (DOC 60K)

Fire Refuges in Victoria

October 2011

Fire Refuges in Victoria

The Community Fire Refuges policy is available on the Fire Services Commissioner website

Implementing the Government's response to 2009 Royal Commission

May 2011

Implementing the Government's Response to the 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission
A comprehensive report detailing the Victorian Coalition Government’s progress and plans to implement all 67 Bushfires Royal Commission recommendations.

Download the report - (PDF 513k) | (DOC 554k)

Shelter-in-Place guidelines

May 2011

Shelter-in-Place research and guidelines
Research and guidelines about public safety during chemical emergencies. Developed by the MFB, CFA, Department of Health and the West Australian ChemCentre.

Download the best practice guide - (PDF 593k) | (DOC 682k)

Protective Action Decision Guide for Emergency Services

May 2011

Protective Action Decision Guide for Emergency Services during Outdoor Hazardous Atmospheres
A guide for emergency services to use during chemical emergencies where there may be a risk to public health

Download the guide emergency services - (PDF 566k) | (DOC 531k)

Protective Action Guide for Local Government

May 2011

Protective Action Guide for Local Government and Industry during Outdoor Hazardous Atmospheres
A guide for local government and industry to use when providing public information about chemical emergencies.

Download the guide for local government - (PDF 754k) | (DOC 301k)

CFA Freedom of Information Policy

July 2008

CFA Freedom of Information Policy
CFA's policy in relation to the Freedom of Information Act 1982

Download CFA Freedom of Information Policy - (PDF 64k)

Environmental strategy cover

2003

CFA Environment Strategy

Download CFA Environment Strategy (PDF 2000k)

Municipal Fire Prevention Planning Guidelines

2003

Municipal Fire Prevention Planning Guidelines
Planning approach from which fire prevention and mitigation actions at municipal level can be developed and implemented, and which builds on the work already carried out by fire.

Download Municipal Fire Prevention Planning Guidelines (PDF 508k)

Annual reports

YearDescription

2015

Download the CFA Annual Report 2015 (PDF 2MB)

2014

Download the CFA Annual Report 2014 (PDF 3MB)

2013

Download the CFA Annual Report 2013 (PDF 4MB)

2012

Download the CFA Annual Report 2012 (PDF 3MB) | Text version (WORD 143k)

2011

View the HTML (Online) version of the 2011 Annual Report

Download CFA Annual Report 2011 (PDF 3MB)

2010

Download CFA Annual Report 2010 (PDF 1.3MB)

2009

Download CFA Annual Report 2009 (PDF 4MB)

2008

View the HTML (Online) version of the 2008 Annual Report

Download CFA Annual Report 2008 (PDF 2MB)

2007

Download CFA Annual Report 2007 (PDF 2MB)

2006

Download CFA Annual Report 2006 (PDF 3MB)

2005

Download CFA Annual Report 2005 (PDF 1.3MB)

2004

Download CFA Annual Report 2004 (PDF 698k)

2003

Download CFA Annual Report 2003 (PDF 2MB)

View the online version

2002

Download CFA Annual Report 2002 (PDF 2000k)

2001

Download CFA Annual Report 2001 (PDF 1080k)

2000

Download the CFA Annual Report 2000 (PDF 500k)

Research reports

December 2011
CFA Evaluation Report 2010-2011
Review of CFA's overall approach to community education and evaluation of Bushfires Program initiatives.
Download the CFA Evaluation Report 2010-2011 - (PDF 592k) | (DOC 781k)

April 2010
Post Fire Qualitative Research
An analysis of Community Fireguard Group members' experiences of the 2009 Victorian bushfires.
Download the preliminary report - (PDF 238k)
Download the final report - (PDF 497k)

February 2010
Community Engagement Research Report
Research to test the beliefs, attitudes and behaviours, and intentions of people in bushfire prone areas.
Download the report - large file (PDF 2568k)

February 2010
Bushfire Warnings Research Report
CFA commissioned research to explore how people interpret, use and respond to the new warnings system.
Download the report - (PDF 331k)

January 2010
Behavior and Intentions of Households on Code Red Days
Research to investigate the behaviour and intentions of householders in fire danger districts during 'Code Red' or catastrophic bushfire danger
days.
Download the report - (PDF 180k)

December 2007
Community Attitudes to Bushfire Safety
Research conducted for CFA on Community Attitudes to Bushfire Safety Prior to 2007/08 Summer Season.
Behaviour and Intentions of Households in High Bushfire Risk Areas (benchmark) - (PDF 470k)
Behaviour and Intentions of Households in High Bushfire Risk Areas (Report 2) - (PDF 220k)
Behaviour and Intentions of Households in High Bushfire Risk Areas (Report 3) - (PDF 205k)

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