Bulletin No: 060 Volume: 20 Wednesday 19 March 2014
To ALL UFU MEMBERS
SECTOR COMMANDERS AT HAZELWOOD
IMMUNITY FROM PROSECUTION
Members are reminded that under no circumstances should any member engage on an operational activity without the proper processes for command and control, including sector command.
For those members who are directed to perform the role of sector commander and who are not qualified to do so, please be advised that should you undertake that role you may forgo your immunity to prosecution for acting outside your competencies.
As previously advised and agreed by the Fire Services Commissioner, if any members believe that their health and safety is directly or indirectly affected, they are not required to perform that direction and should discuss this matter with the HSR on duty.
The level of competency for sector commanders at Hazelwood is minimum SSO. CFA sector commanders are required to be mentored and endorsed to perform the role.
This means that if members are not at this level of competency and perform the role of sector commander, they may not be protected for any coronial inquest or other inquiry.
Any queries regarding this matter, please contact Peter Marshall on 0419 127 004.
Strength in Unity
READ OUT AT MUSTER AND PIN ON NOTICE BOARD
Authorised by Peter Marshall, Branch Secretary