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.
Plane disaster warning A report into a “near miss” at Mildura Airport last month has reinforced concerns that emergency services would have been unable to cope with the disaster.
Mildura firefighter Mal Hayes has been interviewed on ABC Statewide Drive re the preliminary report by the ATSB into the emergency landing of a Virgin Boeing 737 at Mildura Airport.
Protesting firefighters including south-west delegates marched to Parliament House Melbourne yesterday in a protest campaign later described by Treasurer Michael O’Brien as dishonest. They claimed revenue from a new compulsory insurance levy would not be spent on improving fire services.
(Mildura Airport) has no specialised aviation firefighting appliances. It could have been Australia’s first major aviation disaster United Firefighters Union’s Malcolm Hayes. Alarming claims have been made by the United Firefighters Union in relation to last week’s landing drama at the…