FRV assistance to community: COVID-19 lockdown support


Since Saturday 4 July, several of inner Melbourne’s commission housing towers have been in lockdown.

On Monday 6 July, a request was made that FRV firefighters assist with the humanitarian effort required to ensure the good …

UFU welcomes WorkSafe charges for toxic dumper Graham Leslie White

WorkSafe have today announced 55 charges against Graham Leslie White over his reckless toxic dumping which put community and professional career firefighter safety at risk.

UFU Branch Secretary Peter Marshall  today welcomed the charges against White, who had toxic stockpiles …

THE AGE REPORTS: “What happened to us in West Footscray? Firefighters call for answers after toxic fire”

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Today, The Age published a report detailing the effects of the 2018 West Footscray Fire on the professional career firefighters. 

Three members, in particular, came forward to describe their experiences both during …


UFU members and career firefighters show support for the Salvos

On Thursday 10 October, on World Homeless Day, approximately 40 off-duty UFU members (and two spouses!) as well as several on-duty crews attended the UFU Soup Kitchen and BBQ Stand …

UFU returns to the world stage

United Nations Expert Committee passes recommendation to ban PFHxS

As member will recall, earlier this year United Firefighters Union delegates attended the United Nations Stockholm Convention to advocate for firefighter health and safety on behalf of career firefighters in Australia …

New UFU retirement function model

The UFU will be trialling a new retirement model as of 1 July 2019.  The first UFU Retirement Awards night will be held in March 2020 for all members who retired from 1 July 2019 – 31 December 2019.

As …