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FBEU at odds over fire station cuts

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English: New South Wales Fire fighters group up before fighting a house fire. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Firies at odds over cuts

A WAR of words has erupted between the state’s fire chief and the firefighters’ union over accusations fire crews who were closer to jobs were being overlooked because management wanted to keep their figures down in a bid to close them.

Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins has felt the wrath of the union since he announced on Monday that Holmesville fire station would lose its full-time night shift to on-call firefighters because figures justified the resources be placed anywhere.

Read full article: Firies at odds over cuts | Newcastle Herald.

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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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