The latest edition of the Australian Firefighter magazine is a
poignant and disturbing view on what firefighters are exposed to
in their working life and suffer at the hands of uncaring
politicians. Nevertheless, the UFUA goes from strength to
UFU Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation
24th March 2014
As part of the UFUA continued campaign to advocate and campaign for justice for firefighters with occupational cancer, the UFUA has successfully registered the Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation trademark.
This project is part of the overall campaign to have occupational cancer and firefighting recognised so that all Australian firefighters can access their entitlements including medical assistance and compensation.
To date the Australian Parliament, and the Tasmanian, South Australian and Western Australian state governments have all introduced presumptive legislation recognising the same 12 occupational cancers.
This is an ongoing campaign to have all Australian firefighters, regardless of state or territory, to have the protections of presumptive legislation.
The UFUA's Fire Fighter Cancer Foundation will assist with that ongoing campaign.
The United Firefighters Union of Australia is once again at the forefront of progressive change with two key achievements this week. Presumptive Legislation is well on its way in W.A, while a Senate Inquiry takes up the UFUA call for interoperability of Fire services.