Emergency Services | November 13, 2017

It’s Your Fire Service - Letter to the Editor

Victoria has a long and proud history of volunteerism within the emergency services. Unfortunately, in the last three years the future of our fire services has become uncertain.

A recent parliamentary inquiry confirmed the Andrews Labor Government failed to consult firefighters before introducing flawed legislation in an attempted political fix for the fire services. 

The Liberal and Nationals Coalition raised concerns that the reform was focused on political outcomes rather than community safety.

The Coalition want to ensure our policies place community safety at the forefront, and is developed in full consultation with the men and women who have been protecting Victoria for decades.

It is my intention to ensure all firefighters, both career and volunteer; management and community groups have the opportunity to have their say on the future of their fire service.

The Shadow Minister for Emergency Services, Brad Battin MP and I recently met with local CFA brigades and the community to listen to their thoughts on the future fire service delivery model.

I would like to thank all those who took time out of their day to attend and have their say on this important issue.

To have your voice heard and to make a submission please email me at emma.kealy@parliament.vic.gov.au.

I look forward to continuing to work with our local brigades and the community to hear your thoughts about the future of firefighting in Victoria.

Yours sincerely

Emma Kealy MP

Nationals Member for Lowan

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