2016 Welfare and Efficiency Survey
CFS Volunteers Join Influential Volunteer Survey
South Australian volunteer firefighters are about to join in a nationwide survey of Emergency Management volunteers that takes volunteer opinions and advice direct to Government and Emergency Management sector decision makers. The survey has been a success in Victoria since 2012 and is being rolled out by each State’s representative associations as part of a move by the national body, the Council of Australian Volunteer Fire Associations (CAVFA) to take it to volunteers across the country.
Thousands of Victorian CFA volunteers take part in the survey every year; it asks questions on issues that were chosen by volunteers as most important to them, and takes 10 to 15 minutes to complete online. The survey was developed by Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV), the association representing Victoria’s 60,000 CFA volunteers; it was designed to address a significant gap in the information available to the State’s decision makers, and over the years has become an unmatched guide to trends in volunteer opinions.
The survey is designed to better understand the issues as volunteers see them, and is used by VFBV to bring the frontline volunteers’ opinions and advice on matters affecting their welfare and efficiency directly to the State Government and senior decision makers in the Emergency Management sector.
The purpose of the VFBV Volunteer Welfare and Efficiency Survey is to ensure that volunteers’ needs and expectations are sought, analysed and available to Government and the EM Sector so the very foundation of the volunteer-based emergency service continues to be recognised and supported to meet the future emergency services needs of the community. The Country Fire Service Volunteers Association will utilise the survey results to do the same for CFS Volunteers here is South Australia.
The survey questions are grouped into seven themes:
• Respect and professionalism
• My role as a volunteer
• Support from CFA
• Training by CFA
• Recruitment and retention
• People management – my brigade
The survey is a cooperative process, allowing the Association to provide reliable facts and figures to support its representation of all volunteers. The results will be studied by the CFSVA and presented to the CFS Board, and state government key stakeholders. It will be an excellent tool for all who work to understand and support the needs of volunteers.
REGISTER NOW TO RECEIVE THE SURVEY
click here to register
or see other options below:
· Use the attached sign up sheet to get your whole brigade involved then fax it to (08) 8244 6400 or mail to PO Box 2359 REGENCY PARK SA 5942.