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June 17, 2016 2473

Urgent - Seeking Candidates for CFA Board Positions

*** URGENT ACTION REQUIRED – VFBV MUST PROVIDE A PANEL OF CFA BOARD CANDIDATES AS SOON AS POSSIBLE *** The State Government has dismissed the CFA Board and named five new Board Members. After the announcement, the Government called upon VFBV to provide candidates for the remaining four CFA Board positions, as required under the CFA Act. We have just received a letter from the Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino, asking that VFBV… (more)
Jun 23, 2016 458

Notes on Today's Legal Proceedings - CFA/UFU EBA - 22 June 2016

On behalf of the VFBV Board and CEO, the following is an update on today’s legal proceedings. Download the Media Release here. The VFBV injunction on CFA to prevent furtherance of a CFA/UFU EBA until… (more)
Jun 17, 2016 2439

Note to Members

On behalf of the VFBV Board and volunteer leaders across CFA, it is with sadness and regret that I write to advise members that today Minister Merlino announced the sacking of the CFA Board, and… (more)
Jun 15, 2016 304

VFBV Requests for Meaningful Consultation

MESSAGE TO ALL MEMBERS This update is to provide you information concerning VFBV’s attempts to enact the provision of the CFA Act and Volunteer Chart that obligate the State of Victoria to genuinely… (more)
Jun 10, 2016 3674

Premier announces Minister Jane Garrett's Resignation

The Premier has this morning announced the resignation of Minister Jane Garrett from Cabinet. You can find the announcement here; Minister Garrett has been honourable, honest and values driven. We… (more)
Jun 09, 2016 337

VFBV FireWise Column - June 2016

In This Edition CFA VOLUNTEERS AND COMMUNITY MAKE A STAND - 3,500 volunteers rally in Melbourne WA ACTS ON CANCER LAW SURVEY OPENS SOON FISKVILLE INQUIRY VFBV MULTI-AGENCY YOUTH NETWORK AFFILIATION… (more)
Jun 08, 2016 1193

Standing Up for Volunteers - Update Wednesday 8 June

NEW ARTICLES AND VIDEO - See coverage on the front page of the Weekly Times, and in The Age and in the Herald Sun. See below for pictures from Sunday's CFA volunteers' rally in the Treasury Gardens.… (more)
Jun 03, 2016 5747

Hands Off CFA - signs for Brigades

Many Brigades have asked for suitable sign designs to support their local efforts to publicise volunteers’ concerns with the proposed CFA/UFU Enterprise Bargaining Agreement. This Hands Off CFA… (more)
May 27, 2016 299

2016 VFBV Volunteer Welfare & Efficiency Survey – Register Now

SCROLL DOWN TO REGISTER NOW The annual VFBV Volunteer Welfare & Efficiency Survey will open again on July 15, and remain open until 29 August – see below to register and you’ll receive the survey via… (more)
Jan 13, 2016 465

CFA Surge Capacity – Essential for Victoria

Big fires happen every year in Victoria. Victoria is one of the most fire prone areas in the world. But Victoria’s CFA volunteers and career staff are always ready to help keep you safe. Here’s how… (more)
Jan 13, 2016 2700

NEW VIDEO: Computer Model of Major Incidents

Click on the map below for computer generated modelling from VFBV and the University of Melbourne’s Centre for Disaster Management and Public Safety, showing how CFA uses its huge volunteer capacity… (more)
 

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Most recent Articles

  • 08 June 2016 in VFBV News Read 129 times Consider a Role with VFBV
    Consider a Role with VFBV VFBV is established under Victorian law, the Country Fire Authority Act, to represent the volunteers on all matters that affect their welfare and efficiency. VFBV is made up of CFA volunteers – from individual members of Brigades, through their elected District Councils and State Councillors, to the VFBV Board. There are lots of roles for volunteers who want to contribute; Brigade Delegate – the ideal role for the younger member building their skills or the…
  • 01 June 2016 in VFBV News Read 4955 times CFA/UFU Enterprise Bargaining Agreement – Thursday, 2 June Update
    CFA/UFU Enterprise Bargaining Agreement – Thursday, 2 June Update HERE’S THE LATEST - VFBV rejects the Fair Work Commission’s recommendations and the premise that it is able to be a fair and independent umpire in this case The new CFA EBA Update says the Board still has serious concerns See the proposed CFA/UFU Enterprise Bargaining Agreement (note: large download) See how to raise the issue, including signs you can download Fair Work Commission recommendations The Fair Work Commission has issued recommendations on the CFA/UFU…
  • 27 May 2016 in VFBV News Read 434 times Youth Network – Apply Now
    Youth Network – Apply Now CALLING ALL VOLUNTEERS AGED 18 – 35 WHO WANT TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Applications Now Open VFBV has recognised the need to engage with and improve our connection to our young volunteers. As a result, we are in the process of establishing the VFBV Multi-Agency Youth Network. VFBV is looking for volunteers aged 18 to 35 to join and represent younger volunteers in each District. You can apply to be member of the VFBV Multi-Agency…
  • 27 May 2016 in Other News Read 624 times Support for Firefighters Experiencing PTSD
    Support for Firefighters Experiencing PTSD STATE GOVERNMENT MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, 26 May, 2016 MORE SUPPORT FOR FIREFIGHTERS EXPERIENCING PTSD The Andrews Labor Government is supporting firefighters suffering from Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) with a new pilot program for one-on-one support services. Minister for Emergency Services Jane Garrett unveiled the plans for the program, which gives firefighters another option to seek help for PTSD. The program will also help to identify some of the barriers that may be preventing firefighters from…
  • 19 May 2016 in VFBV News Read 699 times CFA Operational EBA Update
    CFA Operational EBA Update UPDATE 27 MAY 2016 CFA Operational EBA update - Friday 27 May 2016 This week, we have been attending hearings at the Fair Work Commission as part of Operational EBA negotiations. We have now made formal written submissions to the Commissioner, and have again reinforced CFA’s position around any clauses proposed by the UFU that would: remove or diminish the ability of the Chief Officer to allocate and deploy resources flexibly and with agility require…
  • 16 May 2016 in VFBV News Read 267 times VFBV Board Vacancies 2016 - 2018
    VFBV Board Vacancies 2016 - 2018 Invitation to apply for four VFBV Board vacancies – for a 2 year term until 1st October 2018 Closing date for written applications is Monday 1st August 2016 VFBV advances the interests of all Victorian fire brigade volunteers and advocates on their behalf to CFA and other key stakeholders. The VFBV Board drives policy development based on volunteer input and is involved in management of issues of central importance to all CFA volunteers. Vacancies for…
  • 13 May 2016 in VFBV News Read 307 times Tier 2 Digital Scanners – payments due 15 May
    Tier 2 Digital Scanners – payments due 15 May Have you paid for your Tier 2 Digital Scanners yet? Brigades/Groups have been emailed Tier 2 Order confirmations and have until the 15 May to pay for their Tier 2 orders. Need more information? To can find more information on the successful subsidy program and see a generic copy of the confirmation documents click here.
  • 12 May 2016 in CFA News Read 119 times CFA-SES Community Engagement & Hazard Awareness State Forum
    CFA-SES Community Engagement & Hazard Awareness State Forum Coming up in August, the CFA-SES Community Engagement & Hazard Awareness State Forum is a 2-day community safety conference that brings together hundreds of emergency services personnel from across the state. The conference provides training and mentoring opportunities to members. Participants can build on their community engagement knowledge; share outcomes of local community safety initiatives and projects; and expand their support networks. The forum will take place at Mantra Lorne on the weekend of 6/7…
  • 09 May 2016 in VFBV News Read 214 times VFBV's FireWise Column - May 2016
    VFBV's FireWise Column - May 2016 IN THIS EDITION Pictures - 400 CFA Trucks Encircle Parliament during the Motorcade of Support Editorial - A Matter of CFA's Future and Victoria's Safety Latest Video - CFA's Volunteer Surge Capacity - see the new computer generated model from VFBV and the University of Melbourne Stories - VFBV Affiliations Due - National Volunteer Week - VFBV Youth Network - Annual Memorial Service - VFBV Board Vacancies - Digital Scanners - Payments Due MOTORCADE OF…
  • 26 April 2016 in CFA News Read 135 times A time to honour our fallen firefighters
    A time to honour our fallen firefighters CFA Media release - Thursday, 21 April 2016 Victorians are invited to pay respect to the state’s fallen firefighters by attending the Annual Memorial Service for Firefighters on Sunday, 1 May. Memorial services are held in a different regional centre each year, with the 2016 service to be held in Wodonga. CFA Chief Executive Officer Lucinda Nolan said the service was dedicated to remembering firefighters who had given their lives in the line of duty.…
 

VFBV Welfare Fund

  • 11 March 2013 in Welfare Fund Read 3603 times Welfare Fund Introduction
    Welfare Fund Introduction Since 1913, urban volunteers were supported by the VUFBA Welfare Fund. As a result of Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria being established as the single and unified body representing all CFA volunteers in 2008, and following generous support from the Victorian Government, the VFBV Welfare Fund was launched on 1st November…
CFA Volunteers are the unpaid professionals of our Emergency Services. VFBV is their united voice, and speaks on behalf of Victoria's 60,000 CFA Volunteers.

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