Maintenance Of Fby 807

March 11, 1998

Members attached to No. 24 Station would be aware that Departmental management have crticised firefighting staff for the apparently poor state of repair of 24’s turntable ladders. The offending report reads that “it appears that lack of routine in-station preventative […]

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Super And Chief Super Members’ Meeting

February 25, 1998

Room 1A, Trades Hall, Goulburn Street, Sydney, 1400 hours, FRIDAY, 6 MARCH 1998 AGENDA Apologies State Secretary’s Report Questions Arising from the State Secretary’s Report Consideration of Conditions of Employment and Work

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No 45 Water Tanker/no 21 Platform

February 20, 1998

On Tuesday February 17, Region South issued a memorandum advising of the relocation of 45’s water tanker to 33 Stn, and the location of No. 589 hydraulic platform at No. 21 Stn, and seeking nominees for station transfers. THERE HAVE […]

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Use Of Relievers

February 12, 1998

It is understood by the Union that their is some confusion in Zones N1 & N2 over the proper procedures with respect to the allocation of relief duties on the Central Coast. It is both Union and Departmental policy (as […]

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Portable Ladders

February 11, 1998

The Department has issued two notices titled “Use of Portable Ladders” in recent days. Reference has been made to discussions being held with your Union’s officials – which is correct. This notice serves to provide members with the Union’s assessment […]

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Overtime €blow Out”?

February 11, 1998

The Commissioner has released a circular entitled “OVERTIME” dated February 6, 1998. In this circular, Mr MacDougall laments the growing occurrence of overtime, and the additional cost associated with same. The Union does not, at this stage, wish to take […]

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Wrong Number Will Take Its Toll

January 16, 1998

The Union representing the professional firefighters of NSW have responded to Eurobodalla Council’s call for people to avoid using the 000 emergency number, calling it dangerous in the extreme.

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Update Of Rural Fire Service

January 9, 1998

Lately, the public could be forgiven for thinking that there was only one Fire Service in this state (who do that other lot work for, and what was the name of that other Commissioner again?). The silence from Prudential Tower […]

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Firefighters Slam Tink’s €get Tough” Proposal

January 7, 1998

The Fire Brigade Employees Union today slammed the State Opposition proposal to stiffen penalties for people who attack firefighters as a cheap political stunt which will be bitterly opposed by NSW Firefighters.

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260 Rescue – Minimum Staffing

January 5, 1998

Several members have recently questioned the minimum qualified staffing required for 260’s Fire Rescue (Salvage) appliance. In 1996, the Union’s State Secretary responded to a member’s query by stating that: “The minimum is for 2 registered (SRB) operators as required […]

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Travelling / Meal Allowance Increases

December 23, 1997

The annual review of the meal, travelling and related allowances in the NSW Public Service Travelling Compensation Award, has resulted in an increase to the following rates in the Firefighter’s Awards:

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An Open Letter To All Leading Firefighter Fbeu Members

December 16, 1997

Dear Comrades, Re: Station Officers’ (Post) Promotion List You are likely now aware that the Union’s AGM held December 5 carried the following resolution:

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