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.
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.
A report into a large Mildura blaze has found that water supply problems, communications issues, a lack of firefighters, and the unavailability of Mildura’s aerial pumper hampered efforts to control the multi-million dollar fire.