Victorian communities are prepared for and safe from fire
This is our ultimate end state, and our mission and strategy are how we will deliver on this vision. It reflects our broad reach across the state and our focus on empowering communities to understand and address their fire risk.
To protect lives and property
Our mission has been constant for decades.
It drives how our members operate and it underpins all of their work in:
- fire prevention and preparedness activities
- responding to fire and other emergencies.
Safety - Teamwork - Adaptable - Integrity - Respect
Our values underpin how we work. They highlight the behaviours we see as important to demonstrate to one another, the wider sector and the Victorian community.
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Our Outcomes Framework (Year One)
Domain 1: Strong relationships to keep Victorians Safe
Goal 1: We put the community at the centre of everything we do so that the community partners with us to actively manage its fire risk.
- 1.1: The community has confidence in our advice and services.
- 1.2: The community is educated, engaged and empowered to manage its fire risk.
- 1.3: The community changes its behaviour to manage their fire risk.
Domain 2: A responsive and innovative volunteer service
Goal 2: We deliver programs and services that make a positive difference so that the lives and property of the community are protected from fires.
- 2.1: Fires are prevented.
- 2.2: Fires are suppressed quickly and effectively.
- 2.2: Fires are less harmful to the community.
- 2.4: There are zero fire related fatalities or injuries in the community.
Domain 3: A high performing volunteer and paid workforce
Goal 3: We provide a great place to volunteer and work so that our volunteer and paid workforce is sustainable and effective.
- 3.1: Our workplace is safe.
- 3.2: We have a volunteer and paid workforce that reflects the community it serves.
- 3.3: We uphold the CFA values and are held accountable for our behaviour.
- 3.4: Our volunteer and paid workforce is appropriately skilled, resourced and empowered and is continually learning.
Domain 4: A continuous improvement culture
Goal 4: We are a progressive emergency service so that we are recognised as a leading volunteer-based emergency service.
- 4.1: Our investment decisions are transparent and achieve the greatest possible impact.
- 4.2: Our corporate governance arrangements are based on evidence and evaluation to maximise the benefits for our people and our community.
- 4.3: We collaborate with Fire Rescue Victoria and other service delivery partners to promote interoperability and build stronger relationships that lead to better community outcomes.
- 4.4: We work with Emergency Management Victoria and other government departments and agencies to support government objectives and emergency management reform.
- 4.5: Our service delivery and corporate performance is continuously improving.
View the CFA outcomes Framework (Year One) (PDF 200.1KB)
The Outcomes Framework explained
CFA has developed the Outcomes Framework (Year One) to guide our organisation to deliver on its Vision of Victorian communities prepared for and safe from fires. The Outcomes Framework outlines our commitment to support and empower our volunteers and deliver high quality services to the community to manage fire risks and create resilient communities. The Outcomes Framework (Year One) also represents the strategic direction of CFA under the new fire services model, where CFA has been restored to a volunteer and community focused organisation.
The Outcomes Framework is part of CFA’s broader strategic direction, which will soon be released in the CFA Strategy 2020-2030.
CFA will report on our performance against our outcomes every quarter. These reports will be made public.
The Outcomes Framework (Year One) uses existing measures and indicators to report on the new outcomes. Given some measures and indicators need to be developed or refined for the new outcomes, some of the new outcomes will not be reported against until Year Two and once the reform has been bedded down.
Section 140 of the Firefighters' Presumptive Rights Compensation and Fire Services Legislation Amendment (Reform) Act 2019 (the Act) requires CFA and FRV to each, by 1 August 2020, prepare and publish an outcomes framework setting out:
- outcomes-based fire services performance measures
- such other matters as are prescribed by the regulations.
Section 140 of the Act also requires the CFA Chief Officer and the Fire Rescue Commissioner to provide a quarterly update to the Implementation Monitor setting out performance against the measures in the Outcomes Framework, with the first report due by 1 November 2020.
Section 141 of the Act requires the Implementation Monitor to prepare a quarterly report setting out the agencies' quarterly updates, the supporting data relied on and any other information he or she considers relevant (including accuracy of supporting data). The Implementation Monitor must publish the quarterly report within 30 days of receiving the agency’s quarterly update.
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