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Victoria urgently needs more Firefighters

REPORT FINDS MELBOURNE’S URBAN-RURAL FRINGE IS AMONG THE WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE TO BUSHFIRES

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Secrecy on CFA data, child safety

The CFA is withholding response time data – because it says the release of this information would affect confidence in the CFA!

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Emergency services Staff numbers hit

Napthine Government budget cuts hit 000 call takers – you’ll wait longer for help if emergency call takers are busy.

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Fireys’ fury over mine gases

Expert warnings on dangerous levels of carbon monoxide were withheld from firefighters battling the Hazelwood mine blaze, and many became ill or were hospitalised. 

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Morwell & Firefighters protest cutbacks

Morwell residents are marching in Melbourne today with firefighters to protest the Napthine Government’s cutbacks to community protection. 

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Morwell Firefighters Seek Prosecution

A leaked letter says Victorian fire services were warned that they were making firefighters work in the Hazelwood mine with arbitrary and dangerous levels of carbon monoxide in their blood.

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Firefighters call on Coroner to probe Hazelwood mine safety

The Victorian Coroner will be asked to launch an inquiry into whether the Hazelwood mine operator had sufficient fire safety systems installed before the toxic blaze broke out, as claims surface that critical equipment had been removed. 

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Firefighting helicopter Elvis not returning to Victoria this summer

Victoria’s Fire Services Commissioner, Craig Lapsley, says Victoria’s firefighting capacity will not be affected by the absence of the Elvis firefighting air-crane this summer. 

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Napthine sacks Elvis to cut back on fire protection this summer

MEDIA RELEASE: September 23 2013 The Napthine Government’s decision to cut back on aerial firefighting this summer is consistent with its erosion of Victoria’s firefighting capacity over the past three years.

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Return to sender

Elvis, the state’s flagship firefighting aircraft, has been axed from the 2013 fleet after more than a decade in our skies.

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