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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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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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Union slams cancer report

Firefighters have attacked the methodology and lack of consultation in a cancer study on the CFA’s notorious Fiskville fire ground.  The CFA has previously apologised for using dumped toxic chemicals in firefighting training.

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Mildura aerial pumper sent to Melbourne indefinitely

After three years, Mildura’s brand new aerial pumper is yet to see action in the region.

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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 remind the Premier of the failed 2010 promise for 342 extra CFA firefighters

Bendigo members of the United Firefighters Union of Australia and the Health and Community Services Union let Denis Napthine know they weren’t happy with him yesterday.

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