As you would be aware, QFES is currently reviewing the Fire Communications Officer Recruit Program, and a recruit course is scheduled to commence on 24 February 2020. I wish to make it clear to all members that the UFUQ do not support the recruit course commencing on this date.
In this edition - I am pleased to report that signatories to CA19 (importantly including your union and Fire and Rescue) have reached agreement on the Terms of Reference (ToR) for the Safe Crewing Task Force (SCTF).
In this edition - Australia Day (26 January) this year falls on a Sunday.
In this Edition - The UFUQ has had multiple contacts from members relating to the FCO Recruit Program Review. Specifically, the contact has mostly been in regards to concerns about an attempt by QFES to change the role of FCOs and the name of Firecom and Fire Communications Officers.
In this edition - Your union has hit the ground running in the new year, with much work to be done on the evolution of CA19, working to fix the radios and the radio networks, working to get Fire and Rescue to start taking decontamination seriously, and so much more.