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Victoria urgently needs more Firefighters

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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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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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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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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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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The MFB has millions of dollars worth of new trucks out of action because they are faulty

A fleet of new firefighting vehicles costing several million dollars is sitting idle after an internal report revealed a litany of flaws.

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Facebook firestorm

Firefighters are firing up for the right to use social media. The Metropolitan Fire Brigade has tried to restrict firefighters’ use of the internet. Talks have failed and the dispute yesterday ended up in the Fair Work Commission.

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