CFA’s new Chief officer Jason Heffernan very last 7 days invested three times on the highway browsing volunteer users and workers throughout its South West Region.
The South West pay a visit to was the 3rd leg of a regional tour that took CO Heffernan to the North West Region in December and the West Location earlier in January.
“Meeting CFA volunteers has been a leading precedence of mine due to the fact commencing in my purpose on 30 November,” CO Heffernan said.
This 7 days, CO Heffernan frequented brigades and district headquarters throughout the area to talk with volunteer customers and team.
Kicking off the tour with a morning tea with staff at District 7 Headquarters in Geelong on Wednesday, he then achieved with volunteers and staff and at Portarlington, Winchelsea, Lismore and Koroit.
He also experienced the possibility to present letters of congratulations to retired CFA Captain Ken McAllister OAM for acquiring the Get of Australia in 2020 – a belated celebration thanks to COVID.
On Thursday, he satisfied with volunteers and team at Heywood and Casterton prior to inspecting a roadside burn off at Hamilton North and visiting Wannon Falls to examine mechanical cure of fuel hundreds.
On Friday, he visited Hamilton Airbase, which is manned fully by CFA volunteers in guidance of firefighting plane, ahead of possessing lunch with team and volunteers at Cobden.
“A highlight was to personally meet up with and congratulate two of CFA’s Australian Hearth Service Medal recipients Leighton Wraith AFSM and Mark Roberts AFSM,” CO Heffernan claimed of the tour.
“It is grounding for a Main Officer to be among the our users to listen to what issues most, and share in their experiences. Topics discussed bundled the great importance of roadside vegetation management, safety, and the part of non-public farm fire units in rural spots.”
CO Heffernan will also tour CFA’s North East and South East regions in coming months.
“I look ahead to assembly with more of our associates around the up coming few weeks, and listening to how we can make our CFA solid for the foreseeable future.”