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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 ...

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

Supporting The Melanoma March Geelong – March 3rd

Shout out for help from members and supporters for this vital cause. Click on this post for further information.

Our Emergency Call Takers Deserve Better

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 ...


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 ...

Station in Minister Symes electorate required to take drastic measures!

Station in Minister Symes electorate required to take drastic measures to cover for lack of appliances across Victoria. @JaclynSymes #firecrisis#frv#Firetruck#springst

Critical Appliance offline in Shepparton as temperatures rise!

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 ...

Lucas Appliance Foam Fail!

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 ...

UFU Trial Against Jaclyn Symes Begins


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 ...

Rowville Appliance falling apart:

Rowville is currently being a serviced by an appliance that is simply falling apart. Some of the faults associated with the appliance include: • Burnover Protection Sprays dribbling water, not ...

Freeman and the #failarmyA

Commissioner Freeman hired a PR firm to “improve his image” after a strong vote of no confidence by firefighters recently. One of the moves was to show up to the ...