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VFBV is the representative body (Association) for CFA Volunteers and is established under Victorian law, the Country Fire Authority Act, to represent CFA volunteers on all matters that affect their welfare and efficiency.

Our vision statement is: Strong Volunteerism, Embraced to Build Community Resilience for a Safer Victoria.

VFBV works with the CFA Board and Management, Governments, Members of Parliament, official inquiries, municipal councils and instrumentalities, business and the public.

VFBV is made up of CFA volunteers – from individual members of Brigades, through their elected District Councils and State Councillors, to the VFBV Board.  VFBV employs a small staff, most of whose members are also CFA volunteers.

The VFBV Board meets with the CFA Board as the peak forum on matters affecting volunteers, including policy development, volunteer welfare, volunteer support, equipment and infrastructure, volunteer development and planning for CFA’s future.

Seven VFBV/CFA Joint Committees deal with specific practical areas and are part of a system designed to provide experienced volunteer input to decisions and raise and resolve grass roots issues.

Through a statewide network of 21 District Councils and elected volunteer representatives, VFBV maintains direct links with grass roots volunteers over their issues, needs and concerns.

VFBV shares with CFA a commitment to a community based volunteer and integrated fire and emergency service which delivers a safer Victoria. 

Adam Barnett
CEO, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria

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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.