FRV employees need to act in a manner that gives the community, customers, Government, clients and business associates confidence they perform public duties without favouritism or bias, or for personal gain.
FRV is committed to providing emergency response, fire suppression and prevention services in a way that is safe, sustainable and environmentally conscious, and enables the organisation to continue to work effectively within the community.
FRV is committed to reducing the environmental impacts of its office and firefighting operational activities. More detail is included in the Environment Policy 2019.
FRV reports on environmental performance externally through its annual reports.
Over recent years Victoria’s fire and rescue services have responded to significant weather-related events. FRV recognises that the climate is changing.
FRV is committed to improving the resilience of our organisation and the community we serve to adapt our response to increasingly frequent and extreme weather events.
FRV’s Protected Disclosure Policy and Procedures are attached below.
These documents are currently under review and will be updated in the near future.
FRV’s Gender Equality Action Plan 2022-2025 (GEAP) will seek to:
- Develop a strong foundational understanding of equality, equity and inclusion that enables the creation of a psychologically safe, inclusive and respectful workplace
- Identify and remove barriers, if any, to our systems and processes, enabling equitable access to leave requirements, development opportunities, recruitment and promotion and a reduction in the gender pay gap
- Breaking down unhelpful gender stereotypes that prevent FRV from being a contemporary fire service that is reflective of, and responsive to, the community it serves
FRV will provide regular progress reports to the Gender Equality Commissioner on its progress against the Gender Equality Act 2020 (Vic) requirements.
FRV is committed to promoting respect, trust and positive relationships between our employees and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, communities and organisations.
FRV’s inaugural Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan 2022-2024 (RAP) has been guided by consultation with our employee representatives and Reconciliation Australia.
Our first RAP as FRV aims to build a strong foundation for FRV’s future RAPs and reconciliation initiatives.
Key deliverables of our RAP will include:
- Increasing cultural awareness and an understanding of the purpose and significance behind cultural protocols across our workforce
- Establishing and strengthening relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander stakeholders and organisations
- Assisting FRV to become a culturally safe workplace for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees
- Establishing procurement policies that monitor and increase Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander spend
Reviewed 02 December 2022