Volunteer Fire Fighters Association (VFFA)
The NSW Volunteer Fire Fighters Association (VFFA) is an independent volunteer organisation representing the views and issues that affect volunteer rural fire fighters in NSW.
The VFFA was formed in October 2004 by the late Peter Cannon who was a Group Captain with the Mid Lachlan Team, after the then State Government, RFS and National Parks and Wildlife Service would not take an interest in our concerns into fire safety matters following the aftermath of the 2001 fires in the Goobang National Park. Peter felt that volunteer rural firefighters were not given fair representation within the Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) and thus the VFFA was born.
The VFFA structure saw the need for a means where by the voice of the volunteers could be represented at RFS State Headquarters and with the Government. We have a Constitution and Regional representatives are in place .
From its inception, the VFFA has been about representing the interests of volunteers. The Executive Committee meets each week via a telephone hookup as a forum for members who may have ideas, suggestions, and issues about the New South Wales Rural Fire Service. These ideas are then discussed and representations made to relevant departments within the New South Wales Government.
The Sendai Framework Voluntary Commitments (SFVC) online platform allows stakeholders to inform the public about their work on DRR. The SFVC online platform is a useful toolto know who is doing what and where for the implementation of the Sendai Framework, which could foster potential collaboration among stakeholders. All stakeholders (private sector, civil society organizations, academia, media, local governments, etc.) working on DRR can submit their commitments and report on their progress and deliverables.
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