The MFB has confirmed it used nearly $5 million of Fire Services Levy money to pay lawyers and consultants in the past year.
Report says recommendations from the royal commission into the 2009 bushfires are yet to be fully implemented.
Local firefighters claim budget shortfalls are leading to a delayed response time to emergencies.
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.
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…