Support and Preparedness of Fire and Emergency Services Volunteers (WA)

Recommendations for this Inquiry

INQ-ref REC-UID CODE SubCode SrcNUM Recommendation
INQ276 REC276-1175 E - Agency Organisation 36 - Volunteers

Continue to implement the major change projects it has in place, including Professional Pathways, and review them to assess if they will address all the key findings in this report. In particular, within six months DFES should set priorities and Sustainability Strategy.

INQ276 REC276-1176 E - Agency Organisation 36 - Volunteers

Within 12 months, improve its processes for collecting and maintaining volunteer membership, availability and training records. To do this it will need to work with local information. governments to improve the accuracy of LG volunteer membership

INQ276 REC276-1177 E - Agency Organisation 36 - Volunteers

Within 12 months, develop volunteer specific policies and procedures, including fatigue management, consistent with the Guidelines for Successful Partnerships between Public Sector Agencies and Volunteers.

INQ276 REC276-1178 E - Agency Organisation 16 - Training and behaviour

Within six months, consider improved processes for consulting with and engaging volunteers and continue to work with LGs to improve information sharing and communication.