Outcome for RFS
NEW laws to better protect Bundaberg and Burnett firefighters will be drafted in consultation with various employee representative groups. The United Firefighters Union of Queensland, Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland and the Queensland Auxiliary Firefighters Association will be consulted to create the laws, which State Government will introduce. Fire and Emergency Services Minister and Member for Bundaberg Jack Dempsey said the State Government would move to automatically assume firefighters with cancer developed the disease as a direct result of their work. The new laws will apply to all urban, auxiliary and rural firefighters in Queensland.