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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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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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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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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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