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2024 VFBV/CFA Joint Committee District Nominees Expression of Interest

VFBV are seeking expressions of interest from members to be Joint Committee District Nominees for the 2023 VFBV/CFA Joint Committees. 

Interested volunteers are encouraged to submit your expression of interest to your local District Council for endorsement by Monday 13th November 2023.

VFBV/CFA Joint Committees are a critical part of the consultative framework, offering a direct line of communication between volunteers and the state-level decision makers within the CFA.

If you feel you have a passion for one of the eight committees and have the time to contribute please contact your local District Council or local VFBV Support Officer to submit your nomination (nomination form available for download at the bottom of the page).  In particular, VFBV is seeking greater diversity across our structures and highly encourages nominations across the entire broad and diverse membership.

The eight Joint Committees are:

Community Safety Enhancing services for brigades to improve community preparedness, recovery, and resilience in the prevention of fires.
Equipment and Infrastructure Working closely with the infrastructure services and fleet management team at CFA to improve equipment, stations, and appliances.
Member Services 
(formerly Volunteerism)
Consultation with CFA to improve volunteer recruitment, retention, youth, cadets, events, championships and fundraising.
Operational Capability  Building brigade/group capability, addressing gaps in service delivery, personal protective clothing and equipment and specialist response.
Operational Performance 
(formerly Operations)
Policy, doctrine and standards to ensure continuous improvement including service delivery standards, safe operating procedures and lessons learned.
People, Culture and Safety 
(formerly HR, Welfare and OH&S)
Improving the welfare and safety of members by improving HR and welfare services and ensuring CFA is a safe place to volunteer.
Technology and Innovation 
(formerly Communications and Technology)
Working to improve member access to the best innovations in equipment, communication and technology, mapping and communications.
Training  Continuous review and improvement to course design, delivery and access to volunteer training and training equipment.

 

As committees need to be of a reasonable size district nominees are appointed to the committees via an expression of interest process and are approved annually by State Council.

The Joint Committee structure allows for selected district nominees to join State Councillors to be a part of planning for the future, developing strategies and raising issues that have been raised by the wider VFBV membership across all Districts. 

District Councils are asked to seek expressions of interest from members who wish to participate in the Joint Committees and discuss with them a few key considerations:

- A requirement to attend a minimum of four (4) meetings per year at CFA HQ in Burwood (or virtually as required), usually held on a Saturday or Sunday.  (2024 proposed meeting schedule below)
- Relevant subject matter expertise and the ability to actively contribute to the Committees work with a State-wide view of issues.
- A network outside their own brigade which will allow them to communicate views that are not just their own
- Willingness to report back to District Council and engage with members 
 

District Council Endorsement Process

District Council Executives have been requested to review all district nominations and provide a recommendation and priority order prior to submission to the VFBV Executive Officer.

District Councils have been encouraged to have nominations returned to them by Monday 13th November 2023, to allow time for the District Council prioritisation process prior to submission to the VFBV Executive Officer by Monday 20th November 2023.

With District Councils encouraged to wait until all nominations are received before ranking nominations in priority order and submitting all nominations in one batch to the VFBV Executive Officer.

All nominees must be endorsed by their local VFBV District Council.

 

Questions?

Contact your local VFBV Support Officer or State Councillors to find out more about the VFBV/CFA Joint Committees.

 

Proposed 2024 Joint Committee Meeting Dates

(These have not yet been endorsed, and are subject to change)

Round One Meetings

 

Saturday 24th February 2024
Sunday 25th February 2024
Saturday 6th April 2024
Sunday 7th April 2024
   

Round Two Meetings

 

Saturday 29th June 2024
Sunday 30th June 2024
Saturday 6th July 2024
Sunday 7th July 2024
   

Round Three Meetings

 

Saturday 24th August 2024
Sunday 25th August 2024
Saturday 7th September 2024
Sunday 8th September 2024
   

Round Four Meetings

 

Saturday 23rd November 2024
Sunday 24th November 2024
Saturday 30th November 2024
Sunday 1st December 2024

 

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