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Fireys’ fury over mine gases

Expert warnings on dangerous levels of carbon monoxide were withheld from firefighters battling the Hazelwood mine blaze, and many became ill or were hospitalised. 

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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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Tired firefighters see glimmer of hope in Morwell

The Hazelwood fire has forced firefighters to work to the point of exhaustion, with claims that crews are working up to 21-hour shifts.

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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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Fiskville firefighters exposed to toxins

Worksafe has yet to interview CFA chiefs at the centre of its 18-month probe into alleged breaches of worker safety laws at the Fiskville training college.

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UFU to rally in Treasury Gardens

UFU will rally to hold the Napthine Government accountable for their actions and highlighting the issues that are important to Professional Firefighters.

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