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REPORT FINDS MELBOURNE’S URBAN-RURAL FRINGE IS AMONG THE WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE TO BUSHFIRES

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Fire levy pays for lawyers’ bills

The MFB has confirmed it used nearly $5 million of Fire Services Levy money to pay lawyers and consultants in the past year.

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Secrecy on CFA data, child safety

The CFA is withholding response time data – because it says the release of this information would affect confidence in the CFA!

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Emergency services Staff numbers hit

Napthine Government budget cuts hit 000 call takers – you’ll wait longer for help if emergency call takers are busy.

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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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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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Union slams cancer report

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.

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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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Ambos join firey protest over cuts

Firefighters and paramedics enjoyed strong public support in Carrum as they highlighted Napthine Government cuts to emergency services.

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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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