In this edition high visability and the firefighter, wildland road traffic crash ensemble, applied ergonomics and the firefighter, workplace health and saftey act 2011 and UFUQ State Secretary John Oliver's committment to UFUQ members state-wide.
ASIDE from being a highly volatile area, Gladstone is also a rapidly expanding city.
The question is whether our emergency services, as they are, are able to properly cater for this changing environment.
If not, what is going to be done about it?
The issue was brought to a head on Thursday when Gladstone firefighters were sent to a job in Calliope.
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In this edition - Interim Certificate from the Electoral Commission of QLD declaring Representatives into their local branch positions. Also in this edition, ballot to be held for Cairns Branch Secretary and Cairns Branch Firefighter Executive Rep.
Please find attached nomination forms for QLD Branch Elections. Members nominating for these positions will fill the positions for Branch Committee of Management which in turn will also mean State Committee of Management positions. Please note that this is NOT for the local branch positions. Nominations will close at 5:00pm on Monday 2nd April 2012.
In this edition - John Oliver (State Secretary) and Henry Lawrence (Senior Industrial Officer) visit Gladstone Fire Station, along with Deputy President Bloomfield (QIRC) to meet with the on-shift crew to discuss staffing issues and the OSV. Also in this issue is an update on presumptive legislation.