Bulletin No: 53 Volume: 20 Thursday 6 March 2014
To ALL UFU CFA MEMBERS
STAFFING OF THE
AERIAL PUMPER AT
Agreement was reached between the UFU and the CFA regarding the commissioning of the new aerial pumpers (snozzle) for use at Hazelwood incident.
The staffing levels for this appliance were to be 1 SO, 1 LFF and 2 FFs.
The operation of this appliance requires two endorsed and incremented operators at any given time, one of which must be a crew leader. That is, the SO and the FF will operate together for a maximum of two hours, both of which have to be endorsed and incremented operators, followed by the LFF and the FF operating the following two hours both of which have to be endorsed and incremented operators.
This is for the safe and effective operations of this appliance.
There have been numerous discussions between the Secretary and the DCO regarding this matter of which both were in agreement that this is the way the appliance will operate at Hazelwood.
Please contact your shop steward should you have any further questions.
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary