REPORT FINDS MELBOURNE’S URBAN-RURAL FRINGE IS AMONG THE WORLD’S MOST VULNERABLE TO BUSHFIRES
Firefighters and paramedics enjoyed strong public support in Carrum as they highlighted Napthine Government cuts to emergency services.
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.
The Hazelwood fire has forced firefighters to work to the point of exhaustion, with claims that crews are working up to 21-hour shifts.
A fleet of new firefighting vehicles costing several million dollars is sitting idle after an internal report revealed a litany of flaws.
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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