This is FSIM’s fifth quarterly report on CFA’s and FRV’s Outcomes Framework results, having covered the timeframe from 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2021. Over this 18-month period, CFA and FRV have developed their initial (Year One) and subsequent (Year Two) Outcomes Frameworks to support active monitoring of progress towards reform outcomes and what success looks like for each agency. The full summary of CFA’s and FRV’s results against their respective Outcomes Frameworks is provided in Appendix A and Appendix B.

Achieving reform outcomes over the long term depends on good quality and consistent data and information. As indicators continue to be refined and data collection and analysis continues to mature, FSIM will be able to set out a clearer baseline to assess performance.

FSIM acknowledges CFA and FRV for their cooperation and active contribution to its monitoring and reporting activities, particularly given the significant administrative and operational pressures the two agencies continue to experience throughout this reporting period.

FSIM will continue to monitor and report on the Outcomes Framework reports in accordance with its legislated objectives to provide independent assurance to government and the community on the progress towards modern fire services that provide a safer Victoria.