Mildura UFU members have teamed up with Mallee Family Care over the last 3 years for their Christmas Appeal. The crew have raised over 100 gifts in that time. This year the local station has been busy wrapping 40 presents for children across the Mallee. Mildura Delegate, Luke Alexander, said ‘Giving a gift to a […]
The Les Twentyman Foundation has supported at-risk youth for over 30 years, including its annual Christmas Toy Appeal. In 2016 its headquarters went up in flames during the blaze that destroyed the Little Saigon Market in Footscray, with it hundreds of donated Gifts for needy children in the Western Suburbs were destroyed. UFU Members who […]
On the 3rd of December 2023, the Laps for Love event will take place in Victoria Park, Abbotsford. Laps for Love is a ‘Fun Walk’ and family fun day, that is aimed at the neurodiverse community and their support systems. This event is held to support and recognise adolescents and young adults with Autism who […]
Fire Rescue Victoria plans to send its latest recruits out to stations without full complements of Personal Protective Clothing and Personal Protective Equipment. As we head into what is expected to be an elevated fire season, Fire Rescue Victoria plans to send Recruit Graduates to stations without the capability to adequately protect the community this […]
Geelong City Fire Station is facing significant fleet maintenance issues heading into what is expected to be an elevated fire season. Local fire fighters are having to repair their rescue car faulty window with yellow tape to prevent the windows going down during a call out. Local Fire fighters have more faith in the yellow […]
In the last 48 hours, Western Melbourne has seen two Pumper Tankers go out of commission from Stations at Sunshine and Taylors Lakes. This has left Melbourne’s Western Suburbs short of critical fire fighting infrastructure heading into what is predicted to be an elevated fire season. On Sunday the Taylor Lakes Pumper Tanker broke down […]
Firefighters are reporting wait times of up to 3 months to have their protective clothing washed and returned after decontamination. This is outside guidelines and not satisfactory.
Pumper 88 (Hallam) is off-line this morning due to air leak. It also has a coolant leak, foam transfer pump failure, and brake system warnings. The vacant bay next to it is for Hazmat 88 which has also been off line all week with a hydraulic failure. This means Hazmat 38, South Melbourne, is covering […]
Fire Rescue Victoria have told the State Labor Government that its training facility is operating beyond capacity. Yet due to funding cuts, courses are being cut, under-funded and under resourced.
On the 11th of November the Retired Members Division held their annual Xmas Party. Held at the Sofitel it was a wonderful occasion enjoyed by all who attended. Testament to the day was a member’s quote “Fabulous, Day, Fabulous Venue, Fabulous People” Thanks to the UFU and RMD committee who assisted on the day/and or […]