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Radio silence in the field with digital void

The government’s much-touted new CFA radios fail again – no amount of press releases will make them work inside buildings.

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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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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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NSW firefighters protect Bendigo as Victoria runs short of firefighters

New South Wales firefighters will spend time in central Victoria to cover positions at the Bendigo Fire Station in a move that highlights a state shortage, says a CFA firefighter. 

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Ballarat CFA need firefighters to go with their new trucks

Angry firefighters clashed with Liberal MP Simon Ramsay yesterday, demanding the state government “stop the spin” and deliver desperately needed firefighters. 

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MFB says they won’t trade safety for pay rise

The firefighters’ union is furious about the latest pay offer from the Metropolitan Fire Brigade because it says it will reduce fire coverage and put lives at risk.

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RALLY AGAINST REMOVAL OF OCCUPATIONAL ILLNESS PROTECTIONS

The Napthine Government is proposing changes that will prevent firefighters, ambulance and police officers from claiming damages if they are affected by attending road accidents.

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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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Firefighters slam plan to set up new panel to assess firefighter cancer claims

The firefighters union has slammed the Victorian Government’s plans to set up a new panel to assess firefighter cancer claims. 

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