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Fire levy pays for lawyers’ bills

The MFB has confirmed it used nearly $5 million of Fire Services Levy money to pay lawyers and consultants in the past year.

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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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Injured fireman slams MFB truck push

A firefighter who suffered facial burns during an explosion has criticised the fire brigade for arguing it should be allowed to send a single fire truck to bin fires in the city.

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Mine blaze pay fight

MFB firefighters who begun legal action against the MFB for pay owing from the Hazelwood fire.  Firefighters put community first and family second to work long days amid high carbon monoxide levels, contaminated water, ash, smoke, and dangerous coal slides.

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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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Firefighter cancer claim panel ‘another hurdle’

A Victorian panel set up to help firefighters gain access to compensation for cancer claims will be another hurdle for firefighters, critics say. 

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Victoria lacking usable fire refuge four years after Black Saturday, report finds

Report says recommendations from the royal commission into the 2009 bushfires are yet to be fully implemented.

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Response at risk

Local firefighters claim budget shortfalls are leading to a delayed response time to emergencies.

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Financial pressure of cost cutting reduces safety

Local firefighters are digging deep to alert the community to critical shortages in fire protection. They are paying the full cost of a campaign of radio advertisements across Victoria to highlight community concerns about the new Fire Services Levy.

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Fines’ Internet use capped

Melbourne fire brigade chiefs are defending a 60-minute daily cap on internet use to stop time wasting by firefighters on social media sites. Staff were advised last December that the MFB was introducing software to cap personal use to one-hour

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