left in the dark

CFA volunteers feel betrayed by State Government
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FED UP: CFA members Peter Brick (from left), Jim Buchan, Lachie Gales and Michael Glenister (kneeling), with Moyhu deputy group officer David Bienvenu, VFBV spokesperson Mary-Anne Egan and South Wangaratta first lieutenant Garry Nash. PHOTO: Kieren Tilly

CFA volunteer leaders from Wangaratta, Moyhu and Eldorado expressed their disappointment at the State Government’s lack of consultation in the establishment of Fire Rescue Victoria (FRV).The creation of FRV, which comes into effect on July 1, will see CFA career staff and MFB members merge to form the organisation, leaving the CFA as a purely volunteer service. Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) chief executive officer Adam Barnett said the government had broken its promise as decisions had been made without any VFBV involvement.

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