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Reports and Policies

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A range of reports, policies and research from CFA.

August 2018

CFA Aboriginal Engagement Guidelines  The aim of these guidelines is to help CFA members better engage with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. To improve knowledge and understanding and to improve awareness of the sensitivities that exist. These guidelines are part of CFA's commitment to the KIAP action plan.

Download the CFA Aboriginal Engagement Guidelines (PDF 2879K)

Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Business Rule and Declaration Form

June 2017

Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Business Rule and Declaration Form The purpose of this business rule is to provide procedural information to support CFA’s Integrity Policy - Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality which outlines associated CFA staff and volunteer obligations, accountabilities and requirements.

Download the Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Business Rule (PDF 190K)

Download the Gifts, Benefits and Hospitality Declaration Form (PDF 284K)

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)

Fiskville Remediation & Decommissioning

October 2015

Fiskville Remediation & Decommissioning 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 2015-2020

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 (2014-2019)

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 Mine Fire Inquiry

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)

Implementing the Government's Response to the 2009 Victorian Bushfires 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 research and 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 during Outdoor Hazardous Atmospheres

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 and Industry during Outdoor Hazardous Atmospheres

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)

CFA Environment Strategy

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)

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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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