Member for Ripon declares worst fire in living memory! But the truck fleet is breaking down and can’t help!
The Member for Ripon has declared its the worst Fire in living memory for the region. Yet, FRV’s fleet is breaking down after it was urgently requested to come help protect communities in Victoria’s West. #springst On the ground Firefighters in South Western Victoria are without a critical Breathing Apparatus support appliance,leaving them at risk. […]
The Minister for Emergency Services advises Parliament, that everything is ok for tomorrow’s extreme fire rating!
On the ground Firefighters in South Western Victoria are without a critical Breathing Apparatus support appliance,leaving them at risk. #springst #fires #notanexpert @JaclynSymes #firecrisis#frv#Firetruck#springst
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Call takers and dispatchers are burnt out and exhausted from seeing emergency fire and police calls waiting whilst they can’t keep up with calls about the storm. Our members feel sick worrying about the damage that delays answering those call might cause if someone is trying to report a fire at a home or business […]
UNION PUTS VICTORIAN GOVERNMENT ON NOTICE AS LATE FIRE SEASON AND AGING, BROKEN-DOWN FLEET PUTS LIVES AT RISK!
MEDIA RELEASETuesday, February 13, 2024 Victorian firefighters have issued an urgent appeal for an upgrade to their aging fleet of trucks and equipment, warning that lives are at risk as the state faces the worst fire conditions seen since the devasting 2019-2020 bushfires. United Firefighters Union Victorian Branch Secretary Peter Marshall last night wrote to […]
Station in Minister Symes electorate required to take drastic measures to cover for lack of appliances across Victoria. @JaclynSymes #firecrisis#frv#Firetruck#springst
Shepparton is currently down one Pumper leaving the local community and firefighters at risk. With no spare Pumpers available, moving a Pumper from Craigieburn is the only solution. As temperatures reach their peak, it is an unfortunate position for the community to be in with such an elevated fire risk today. It is a situation […]
A Pumper at Lucas had its on-board foam pump fail yesterday, with spare parts at least a month away. Unfortunately, a portable transfer pump supplied to assist has been taken offline due to OHS risks. With no spares Pumpers for Division B stations across Victoria, Lucas will be relying on a time costly manner to […]
UFU Vic extends their condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of the CFA Volunteer who tragically passed away while in attendance at an incident today in Portland. Our thoughts are also with the FRV, CFA, & AV crews who administered medical assistance.