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Steve Warrington AFSM

Chief Officer and Chief Executive Officer

Country Fire Authority Victoria

Steve Warrington

Steve Warrington was appointed to the dual position of Chief Executive Officer and Chief Officer of Country Fire Authority (CFA) on 31 May 2019. He was previously appointed Chief Officer on 30 June 2016. Prior to that, Steve was a Deputy Chief Officer, a rank he had held since 2007 across both the Readiness and Response and Emergency Management portfolios. Most recently he has led the implementation of the Emergency Medical Response, Brigade Classification, Common Doctrine, CFA/MFB Secondment Program and was responsible for CFA’s operational incident security arrangements.

Steve’s career in emergency management spans 40 years, commencing as a volunteer firefighter in 1978. He completed the CFA recruit course in 1983 and has held a myriad of operational positions within CFA as well as a secondment to the Office of the Emergency Services Commissioner and a senior role in the Community Safety Directorate.

Steve Warrington has both statewide strategic and operational tactical experience at major incidents including Arthurs Seat Chairlift collapse; the 2003, 2006 and 2007 bushfires; Black Saturday 2009 bushfires and NSW bushfires. He is a Level 3 Incident Controller.

Steve Warrington holds a Graduate Diploma in Executive Leadership and is a graduate of the Executive Fire Officer Program at the National Fire Academy, Maryland, USA.

Steve is committed to a collaborative and joined up approach to emergency management with the community at the center of CFA’s actions. He is focused on ensuring CFA continues to meet its legislative responsibilities and delivers the services to the community.