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Media Release – Penrith Fire

August 1, 2014
Penrith fire today: response times impacted by NSW budget cuts
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Media Release – Concord Hostel Fire

July 18, 2014
Budget cuts leave four firefighters without fire engine, 2km away from Concord hostel fire.
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Media Release – Mona Vale Tragedy & O’farrell Govt Cuts

October 2, 2013
Tanker tragedy shows danger in NSW Govt's budget cuts to FRNSW
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Media Release – All Sydney Fire Stations Open Today

September 11, 2013
Every fire station in Sydney is fully staffed and operational today, in a welcome response to the challenges posed by yesterday’s bushfire emergency that took hold as budget cuts saw five fire stations temporarily closed.
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Media Release – Anniversary Of September 11

September 11, 2013
On the twelfth anniversary of the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Centre, Australian firefighters have honoured the ultimate sacrifice made by the 412 emergency workers killed when the twin towers collapsed.
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Media Release – Fire Stations Closed As Sydney Burns

September 10, 2013
NSW Government budget cuts have meant that when today’s bushfire emergency hit, five Sydney fire stations were closed, and resources had already been diverted from four others....
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Media Release – Fire Station Closed During Caltex Incident

July 12, 2013
Botany Fire Station, which is just three kilometres from the Caltex terminal, was closed when a major fuel leak occurred early this morning, the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union has revealed.
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Media Release – Road Safety

April 19, 2012
Firefighters back SARAH Group to strengthen road safety around accidents The Fire Brigade Employees’ Union has backed a family-led campaign to strengthen road safety around breakdown sites, following two tragic and unnecessary deaths on the Hume Highway in February.
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Media Release – Fire Risk In Nsw

October 21, 2011
MANAGEMENT RENEGES ON AGREEMENT, CLOSES FIRE STATIONS ACROSS THE STATEThe union representing professional fire fighters is desperately trying to hold Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) to an existing agreement providing light duties positions for injured firefighters who are unable to perform operational duties.Fire Brigade Employees' Union (FBEU) NSW Secretary Jim Casey said FRNSW management seemed determined to force an industrial dispute, upping the ante overnight by closing 25 fire stations across the state rather than pay fire fighters overtime to keep them open.
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