BULLETIN

Bulletin No: 114 | Tuesday 8 October 2019

To: ALL UFU MFB Members

 

MEETING OF UFU MEMBERS WITH HEALTH PROBLEMS CAUSED BY RECENT FIRES

Tuesday 22 October 2019

10.00AM – 2.00PM 

 

The UFU is calling a meeting of members who have health problems that have been caused by their attendance at recent major fires, in particular, the West Footscray/Tottenham, Campbellfield, Bradbury and Coolaroo fires.

The purpose of the meeting is to understand the current status of each members’ situation so that we can assist in working out a management plan with a medical practitioner.

We anticipate that Occupational and Environmental Medicine Specialist, Dr Andrew Jeremijenko will attend the meeting.

As well, we also want to discuss where there are shortfalls in the current reporting and monitoring systems, and services that are available to members who have health problems as a result of their emergency services work.

The MFB has an obligation to ensure that there is a safe system of work in place for these types of major fires.

We understand that some members are still suffering serious health effects. The UFU is here to support you through this – it is not something you need to go through alone. 

If you need to speak to someone, you can call: UFU Welfare Officer Ross Fusca – 0477 884 922 or Branch Secretary Peter Marshall – 0419 127 004.

 

MEETING DETAILS

Tuesday 22 October 2019

10.00AM – 2.00PM

 United Co, 425 Smith St, Fitzroy

Nearby parking available.  Tram access.

It is important to RSVP. To RSVP, or for any questions, please contact the UFU Office on 9419 8811 or reception@ufuvic.asn.au.

 

Strength in Unity
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Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary