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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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Napthine sacks Elvis to cut back on fire protection this summer

MEDIA RELEASE: September 23 2013 The Napthine Government’s decision to cut back on aerial firefighting this summer is consistent with its erosion of Victoria’s firefighting capacity over the past three years.

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Victoria lacking usable fire refuge four years after Black Saturday, report finds

Report says recommendations from the royal commission into the 2009 bushfires are yet to be fully implemented.

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Fireys put heat on funds cut

Firefighters took their fight to Geelong’s streets yesterday, protesting against State Government funding cuts and how the new fire services levy is being spent. The firefighters are concerned that while the fire services levy has more than doubled in the

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Fireys take levy fight to big smoke

More than 50 local firefighters joined forces with crews from across the state to protest against State Government’s fire services levy in Melbourne. United Firefighters Union spokesman Adam Matthews said the taxpayer funded levy, designed to substitute the Country Fire Authority

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