Bulletin No: 017 Volume: 20 Tuesday 28 January 2014
To ALL UFU MEMBERS
ESTA OPERATIONAL STAFF FINALLY RECOGNISED WITH NATIONAL EMERGENCY MEDAL
The 2009 Black Saturday were some of the worst bushfires ever experienced in Victoria with massive loss of life and property.
Along with all other emergency services, ESTA operational staff worked tirelessly during this period with their efforts undoubtedly contributing to the saving of lives and property.
Five years on from the bushfires, ESTA call takers and dispatchers are finally being formally recognised for their contribution with National Emergency Medals for significant service which assisted with the protection of lives and property and was extraordinary.
The UFU would like to congratulate members who are receiving the National Emergency Medal and recognise not only your contribution on that terrible day but your ongoing contribution as part of the broader emergency services since.
The UFU is extremely proud of its members and proud that you will now finally be receiving the same recognition accorded to other emergency services workers that we know you deserve.
The UFU would also like to thank the efforts of your delegates, and specifically Shannon Hardy, who have campaigned for ESTA operational staff to be awarded this honour.
Strength in Unity
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary