MP says volunteer firefighters' voice silenced

IN THE STANDARD: Western District MP James Purcell recently raised concerns over CFA funding cuts - including the removal of of a $60,000 grant to Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) for its 70-year-old newspaper Fire Wise - with state Emergency Services Minister James Merlino.

MP says volunteer firefighters' voice silenced

THE Country Fire Authority has denied axing a popular staff newspaper in an attempt to stifle debate and comment from volunteer firefighters. Western District MP James Purcell recently raised concerns over CFA funding cuts - including the removal of of a $60,000 grant to Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) for its 70-year-old newspaper Fire Wise - with state Emergency Services Minister James Merlino.