Vic Election Pledge to Volunteer Fire Fighters
Thursday, 28th October 2010 at 2:03 pm
The Opposition Liberal/National Coalition in Victoria has pledged a $136 million funding package to support the State's CFA volunteer fire fighters in the lead up to the November 27 Poll.
The Opposition Leader says a coalition government will legislate the terms of the Volunteer Charter and guarantee better work conditions for the state’s 59,000 volunteers and to ensure they are fully consulted on issues that affect them, such as recruitment, training and support programs.
The Coalition’s CFA volunteer package also includes:
- Once-off funding of $250,000 to eliminate the need for CFA volunteer brigades to contribute to the CFA Volunteer Welfare Fund
- $20 million to extend the Community Safety Emergency Support Fund and the Valuing Volunteers Program for a further four years
- Provide identification cards for all CFA volunteers
- $18 million for pagers, regional training facilities and volunteer support initiatives