2009 CFA Board of Reference

The decision and progress so far:

StationBoard of Reference rulingResult if any at October 4 2012
Ballarat2 additional firefighters per shiftNo result
Dandenong1 additional firefighter per shiftNo result
ElthamIncrease to a crew level of 1+1+2 to address service in Diamond CreekNo result
Geelong City2 additional firefighters per shiftNo result
HastingsA day roster, and if not meeting targets, 24/7No result
Hoppers CrossingIncrease to a crew level of 1+1+2 to address service in WerribeeNo result
LaraDay roster, transitioning to 24/7No result
LorneA seasonal 24/7 rosterNo result
Melton1 additional firefighter per shift, then a further 1 firefighter per shiftOnly increase by 1 F/F per shift (5 F/F’s in total – 4x F/F non reliever & 1x F/F reliever
Mildura1 additional firefighter per shiftNo result
MooroopnaDay roster, transitioning to 24/7No result
MorningtonTo increase to 1+1+2 as staff is availableOnly increase by 1 F/F per shift (5 F/F’s in total – 4x F/F non reliever & 1x F/F reliever
Narre Warren1+1 at new Casey East station, transitioning to 1+1+2No result
Ocean GroveDay roster, transitioning to 24/7No result
Pakenham24/7No result
Phillip IslandSeasonalNo result
Portland24/7No result
Rowville24/7No result
SaleDay roster, and if not meeting targets, 24/7No result
South MorangDay roster, transitioning to 24/7No result
Springvale1 additional firefighter per shiftNo result
SunburyTo increase to 1+1+2 as staff is availableOnly increase by 1 F/F per shift (5 F/F’s in total – 4x F/F non reliever & 1x F/F reliever
WarragulDay roster, and if not meeting targets, 24/7No result
WarrandyteDay roster, transitioning to 24/7No result
No result
EppingThe Board was still to finalise its viewNo result
EchucaNo change; continue to reviewNo result

The following extra staff have been added:

  • Point Cook – increase by 1 F/F per shift (5 F/F’s in total – 4x F/F non reliever & 1x F/F reliever)
  • Patterson River – increase by 1 F/F per shift (5 F/F’s in total – 4x F/F non reliever & 1x F/F reliever)
  • Rosebud – increase by 1 F/F per shift (5 F/F’s in total – 4x F/F non reliever & 1x F/F reliever)
  • Dandenong – 5x LF/F’s in total (4x LF/F non reliever & 1x LF/F reliever) & 5x F/F’s (4x F/F non reliever & 1x F/F reliever) for Bronto Ladder Platform
  • Traralgon – 5x LF/F’s in total (4x LF/F non reliever & 1x LF/F reliever) & 5x F/F’s (4x F/F non reliever & 1x F/F reliever) for Bronto Ladder Platform
  • Shepparton – 4x LF/F’s in total (4x LF/F non reliever) & 5x F/F’s (4x F/F non reliever & 1x F/F reliever) for New Heavy Hazmat
  • 1 x Operations Officer Pakenham Fire Station
  • 1 X Operations Officer Rowville Fire Station

This does not add up to the 342 firefighters the Brumby government promised in 2010.

Why has the Napthine-Wells government failed to implement the directive of the Board of Reference?

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