Victorian volunteer firefighters call for equal treatment under cancer compensation laws

Newly drafted laws will offer easier access to cancer compensation for Victorian firefighters, but Country Fire Authority (CFA) volunteers have called for the eligibility rules to be revised. The laws have been designed to improve access to compensation for sick firefighters, but they have been criticised for the limited protection offered to 40,000 local CFA…

Cool heads essential during fire emergency

https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/wa/a/29845013/are-you-bushfire-ready-dfes-cool-heads-make-the-tough-calls/ Brad Stringer is used to keeping cool in a crisis. As the Department of Fire and Emergency Services assistant commissioner, he helps call the shots during emergencies. He oversees up to 50 people in the State Operations Centre and helps allocate resources to fire grounds. “We only have finite resources, so I often have…