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FRVs managements list of “do as we say, not as we do” grows

FRV Deputy Commissioner appears on Ch9 news after a spate of Lithium Ion fires, pleading with community to make safe decisions when charging and looking after the batteries. FRV written ...

Under Resourced Fire Service at Straining Point!

Communities across Victoria are being left at risk due to Victoria’s under funded and under resourced Fire Rescue Service being pushed to its limits. In the past 36 hours the ...

All of Western Victoria Relying on a Transporter From Richmond!

No spare transporters in the state. The western half of Victoria now being serviced by FS10 Richmond for confined space and trench rescue as Transporter 68 is also offline and ...

INCOME PROTECTION UPDATE GETTING THE RIGHT RESULTS FOR OUR MEMBERS!

How great is it having a union that is continually advocating & working for the health, welfare of its members, and their families…!

Is that the Truth or did you hear it from FRV?

Despite employing a PR and media team that outnumbers most Ministers offices, no one from FRV would go on air to address the catastrophic failure of Pumper 57 at a ...

Respecting our past, protecting our future. Delegates Conference 2024! “When Victoria Fights, Australia Wins”

The UFU Victorian Brach 2024 Delegates Conference is currently being held, with over 150 Shop Stewards and Health and Safety Representatives in attendance. Adam Brandt MP, Leader of the Australian ...

Another Fire in Clyde North near ‘Ghost Station’

Another Fire has occurred in Clyde North, only a 5km drive from the land where a FRV fire station, due to be finished construction in 2023, sits empty. As previously ...

Hack Attack Sparked Months of Delays for Firefighters!

The Age 5/4/2024 – A cyberattack that hobbled the fire service’s dispatch system hampered crews rushing to burning buildings and forced them to use a manual back-up scheme for eight ...

COST OF LIVING CRISIS!

How are firefighters’ wages tracking in the current economic climate? The cost of everything has been rising in recent years, and we are all aware that we have not received ...

Out of Date Trucks are a hazard to Firefighters!

Not good enough Minister Jaclyn Symes! A Firefighter at Richmond yesterday nearly suffered a heavy fall upon entering an 18 year old Truck, where the grab handle snapped due to ...

Les Twentyman – OAM – Rest in Peace!

The United Firefighters Union, Victorian Branch, expresses its condolences following hearing of the passing of Les Twentyman OAM. A prominent youth outreach worker and community activist, Les will always be ...

Wishing all UFU Members, their families and the Community a Happy Easter

For those off, we hope you have a fun and safe long weekend For those working over this long weekend, THANK YOU for keeping our community safe.