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Overworked Paramedics Fear Fatigue

Paramedic Louise explains how an increased workload could lead to mistakes, and why that's troubling Australia's highest trained, but poorest paid, paramedics.

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Overworked Paramedics Fear Fatigue

Due to the Victorian government's health crisis, the state's Paramedics are facing new dangers. With hospital ramping and a lack of resources impacting upon their jobs, and increasing working hours, Paramedics say they could be putting their patients at risk. Read more
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Firefighter Frank's Story

First published in Working Life - read the full story here “I joined the fire brigade in 1983. I was a baggy arsed firefighter for six years and then was promoted to a station officer in 1989 and that’s been my rank since.   “The most rewarding aspect of the job for me is the ability to help the community when... Read more
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Code Red - Value our Ambos!

Victoria's Paramedics are Australia's best trained, but are also the country's worst paid in their profession. They have the best cardiac arrest survival rates in Australia. But they've been waiting for two years for a fair set of wages and conditions, so they took their protest directly to the Premier's office in a show of force supported by the public.... Read more
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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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Paramedics are teaching CPR - stay alive!

Paramedics are giving up their spare time to help the community learn CPR. Ambulance response times have blown out so critically that it's more import than ever to know how to keep a loved one alive while waiting for an ambulance.  Read more
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They said our ambos were "using patients as pawns". This paramedic's response will blow you away.

Health Minister Davis' office has been responsible for saying some very unkind things about our paramedics. In a crushing letter to Minister Davis' office, this heroic paramedic hits back. Read more
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There is a Code Red for our emergency services

"We love serving the Victorian community, but if these conditions continue many of us will be forced to find work elsewhere." Read more
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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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