Code Red – Chalking up 20 year+ appliances

October 23, 2023

Despite the many improvements to our Award we have achieved through our Industrial Campaign this year, FRNSW continues to use outdated appliances that are beyond their service age, and not fit for purpose. This decision on the part of FRNSW places firefighters and the community at risk.

Effective immediately members are hereby instructed to use washable chalk and/or other removable materials such as banners, posters, flags etc on all appliances 20 years old or older, in order to draw attention to the age and unreliability of these appliances.

No chalk or other substance is to be used on any painted surface.

This Code Red remains in place until lifted by the State Secretary.

In Unity

Leighton Drury
State Secretary


Click here to download a printable copy of this Code Red for your station



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