There is a Code Red for our emergency services

We're losing our experienced Paramedics

Victoria has Australia’s best cardiac arrest survival rates, but for how much longer?

Victoria’s ambulance system faces a major crisis because we’re losing experienced paramedics.

  • Victoria's ambos are the lowest paid paramedics in Australia. In other states, paramedics can earn almost $25,000 more.
  • 81% of paramedics surveyed say that there aren’t enough paramedics to cover Victoria’s existing needs.
  • 1500 ambos - more than half of the ambulance service – are preparing to quit over the next five years, which will have a devastating effect on response times and clinical standards.

And Premier Denis Napthine is making matters worse. His government refuses to value Victorian paramedics for our essential life-saving skills.

At the same time, the cost of living continues to soar; it is getting harder for ambos to support our families; and we’re falling further behind interstate paramedics.


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Fire cuts cost lives

Dave is a professional firefighter with the CFA. He cares about protecting the community, but Premier Napthine's cuts affect what support he receives. Sign the Petition

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Save our Emergency Services

Firefighters and Paramedics are standing up against cuts to services in Victoria: 342 firefighters were promised, but never delivered Ambulance response times have blown out dramatically - 1 in 4 won't make it in time Tell Denis Napthine: I value our emergency services. I want the state government to be there for the people who are there for us - Emergency... Sign the Petition

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