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Emergency services are exposed to more trauma, suffering and death in a single shift than most Victorians would deal with in a lifetime.

Police Association Secretary Ron Iddles says emergency services are exposed to more trauma, suffering and death in a single shift than most Victorians would deal with in a lifetime. VIC News Police and ambulance mental health unions want radical change … Continue reading

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A Bloody Disgraceful Act

  Let me assure any firefighter (career or volunteer) to whom this happens that both you and I are entitled to a safe workplace and if I am confronted with this situation I will withdraw from the scene taking my … Continue reading

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From a Paramedic

I have been a paramedic with Ambulance Victoria for years now. Over the course of that time I will have seen many times over the amount of trauma and mayhem that all but a select few (veterans, police, firefighters and … Continue reading

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“It still makes me cry now, just to even think about it,”

These are the words of former police sergeant Ron Fenton, at his treatment by Victoria Police after being shot on the job in the head in 1984. He was off work for four months but after a lot of rehabilitation … Continue reading

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Are we going backwards?

Remember the change of government and all the nice promises of looking after their staff and being more people oriented instead of the target obsessed dehumanising organisation it had been for some years. I do have to give the new … Continue reading

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All Care, No Responsibility

Hi, back again with another story of how Ambulance Victoria managers treat their staff. These days paramedics are required to attend university and attain a degree (with an associated HECS debt of between $30-40K), before they even apply to the … Continue reading

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Yep, Things Sure Have Changed

Throughout this blog there has been a common theme, the disregard and disdain with which Ambulance Victoria treats its staff. With the enterprise bargaining period now terminated paramedics can no longer speak out, for fear of being hunted and subject … Continue reading

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