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Fire Communication Officers
V34#36 PRESUMPTIVE PTSD LAWS INTRODUCED TO QLD PARLIAMENT
In this edition - In Code 2 Vol: 34 #31 of 24 July 2020 I provided an overview of your union’s work with the state government regarding changes to the workers’ compensation laws to provide for presumption of injury for PTSD injuries with coverage for professional firefighters and auxiliary firefighters, and fire communication officers.
v34#33 QFRS to transition back from GWN to wideband analogue ASAP
In this edition - I am pleased to finally be able to officially report that the protracted negotiations between your union, QFRS and the state government have finally resulted in an agreement between your union and QFRS that for those working in GWN coverage, QFRS fireground communications will commence transitioning back to wideband analogue.
v34#32 QFRS Commissioner commits to full budget for Fire and Rescue!
In this edition - You will recall in a recent Code 2 (V34#28 dated 09 July 2020) I reported that your union had written to the Commissioner asking how QFES intends to stop wasting money that needs to be directed towards firefighters, fire trucks and fire stations and fire communication centres.
v34#31 UFUQ CONTINUES CAMPAIGN FOR PRESUMPTIVE LEGISLATION FOR PSYCHOLOGICAL INJURIES
In this edition - As you would know, after many years of campaigning, in September 2015, the Palaszczuk Government passed amendments to the Workers’ Compensation and Rehabilitation Act 2003 (the Act) that resulted in the introduction of presumptive legislation for firefighters who are diagnosed with one of 12 ‘specified diseases’ (cancers).
v34#27 GPS DASHCAM AND AUDIO RECORDING IN APPLIANCES – UPDATE
In this edition - Following on from my recent Code 2 about the installation of video and audio recording devices in appliances (and ERV’s), I can provide the following update.
Auxiliary Update 24 May 2017
Retention Allowance Dispute – update
Auxiliary Update 19 May 2017
I am pleased to report that on Saturday 1 July 2017 some of the award payments you are eligible to receive (penalties that apply to your work) are again phased up. The phasing in of these penalty amounts was agreed between your union and QFES and the state government.
Auxiliary Update 12 April 2017
Auxiliary Update 14 February 2017
In this Edition - Retention Allowance dispute and other important issues
Auxiliary Update 7 December 2016
In this edition - Minimum payment for Christmas and New Year public holidays
v1#1 Hazard alert: air-conditioning ducts with steel wire frame
In this edition - I wish to inform all members of a significant health and safety hazard associated with BA operations when attending structural fires.