This is the first time that uniformed personnel, or professional career firefighters, have been represented at the Stockholm Convention.
The UFU is calling for a worldwide ban on the use of PFAS in firefighting foams.
This is the third year that the UFU has been involved in this very worthy cause and we are honoured to have once again played a part on the day.
The weather was most certainly on our side on Sunday as over 1000 people filled part of Moonee Valley Racecourse over the course of the day to celebrate the UFU Annual Picnic.
The UFU invites members and families to our annual family day picnic on Sunday the 19th of February at Moonee Valley Racecourse.
The United Firefighters Union have welcomed today’s announcement that the Andrews Government will support and implement the recommendations outlined in the Victorian Parliament’s ‘Inquiry into the CFA Training College at Fiskville’.
Senior Firefighter and veteran Fiskville campaigner Mick Tisbury said it was a major achievement in finally getting justice for hundreds of firefighters who were poisoned at the site.
The Fiskville toxic exposure crisis is escalating with 323 volunteer and career firefighters now having come forward to seek advice and support after being knowingly exposed to toxic contamination at the CFA Fiskville training site in Victoria.
The United Firefighters Union welcomes Minister for Emergency Services James Merlino’s announcement today that career firefighters in the MFB and CFA will receive a pay increase.
Today, representatives of Victoria’s career firefighters and paramedics will give evidence to an Senate Committee hearing looking at the Turnbull Government’s radical and unjustified intervention into the State’s emergency services.
New data released today shows the failure of the previous Victorian Liberal Government to implement the findings of the 2009 Bushfire Royal Commission.