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#FRNSW fire stations to be shut again | #FBEU warns danger

NSW fire stations to be shut again – Yahoo!7 News.

NSW fire stations will be routinely closed again after a recommendation by the Industrial Relations Commission to re-instate the practice.

A number of full time stations have been taken offline in temporary arrangements since Monday by the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW).

The closures affect only those stations that are unstaffed on any given day.

They have come into effect following the IRC’s decision on November 16 to lift a previous recommendation preventing the station closures.

The lift reinstates the FRNSW’s original plan made in early November to save money in overtime as part of a government plan to reduce costs by 1.2 per cent per annum over the next four years.

About Darin Sullivan (1967 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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