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Union claims PJs supermarket could have been saved

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.

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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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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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Dire air fear ‘We aren’t equipped for crash’

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.

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Mildura needs its aerial pumper. Mildura needs more firefighters.

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. 

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Region’s firefighters march on Parliament

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.

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Major airport disaster fears

(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

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