CFA has released the design of its new workwear which will be available to volunteers when they are undertaking non-response duties within the community as part of their brigade roles.
The workwear, including short and long-sleeved shirts, blouses, jackets, trousers and shorts, will feature a distinctive blue colour (Patriot Blue) and the CFA logo, making it unique within the emergency services sector.
“The new workwear gives CFA volunteers comfortable and distinctive clothing to wear while undertaking non-response duties,” Chief Officer Jason Heffernan said.
“The workwear doesn’t replace the traditional personal protective clothing (the “yellows”) which is used for operational response purposes, but it does provide a practical and recognisable alternative for volunteers undertaking important roles in the community.
“Instances where the workwear will be used include brigade activities, training, fundraising, community education activities and while working in incident management teams,” he said.
Acting CEO Catherine Greaves said she was delighted that after much discussion, engagement and feedback, the CFA workwear will be delivered from mid-2021.
“CFA is a volunteer emergency service therefore it’s important that our members have a unique and distinctive identity that they can wear with pride.
“This is just one of many projects supporting and investing in CFA volunteers, such as the roll-out of 5,500 new firefighting helmets and $4.8m worth of equipment for brigades, funded by community donations,” she said.
The first tranche of the rollout will deliver around 8,500 sets of workwear to volunteers in leadership and community-facing positions in the second half of 2021.
The workwear is funded by a $3m investment from the Victorian Government’s Volunteer Support Package