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by JimK
Fri Aug 04, 2017 4:46 pm
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: VRA Funding
Replies: 17
Views: 9642

Re: VRA Funding

Apparently, they are needed for flood rescue work, but their fleet needs replacing. https://www.gofundme.com/help-wagga-rescue-squad-stay-afloat Wow. That to me would be like the SES going to cry for money to buy a fire truck or the Police funding for an Ambulance. Maybe they don't know that the SE...
by JimK
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:08 am
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: VRA Funding
Replies: 17
Views: 9642

Re: VRA Funding

And this week: THEwheels have been set in motion for a new campaign to see government funding allocated to the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA). The Wagga Rescue Squadis associated with the VRA and costs about $12,000 year to run, but it only receives $3600 in government grants fromfunding tha...
by JimK
Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:03 am
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: VRA Funding
Replies: 17
Views: 9642

VRA Funding

http://www.dailyadvertiser.com.au/story/4769493/wagga-vra-hopeful-council-will-buy-new-rescue-truck-poll/ Wagga Volunteer Rescue Association is hopeful council will provide a new vehicle, given comments from mayor Greg Conkey at a recent meeting. Martin Gregory told councillors the VRA wanted a new ...
by JimK
Thu Jul 13, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: VRA Commissioner
Replies: 44
Views: 23037

Re: VRA Commissioner

I did have knowledge that NSW Government provided 'some' funding to VRA, however I did not know it is now reasonably high. The same could be said for Central Coast VRA where there are adequate number of FRNSW stations to do the roll. Or what about Lithgow which has a fulltime FRNSW station and a ret...
by JimK
Thu Jun 08, 2017 9:03 pm
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: VRA Commissioner
Replies: 44
Views: 23037

Re: VRA Commissioner

The VRA numbers in membership has remained strong. I believe the BSAR is growing, a name changed may have helped, and these are number submitted to the Minister... which could be like saying "77,000 RFS members" type number. Meanwhile, the NSW SES has 'lost' over 2000 members in the last 10 years, o...
by JimK
Mon Jun 05, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: Volunteers
Topic: VRA Commissioner
Replies: 44
Views: 23037

Re: VRA Commissioner

"a person commissioned to act officially or an important official who has responsibility in a government department or another organisation" There is no law in NSW about the use of this term except maybe when used 'within government', where the Commissioner is appointed by the Crown (which can be de...
by JimK
Sun May 28, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: General
Topic: Fire and emergency service levy ad
Replies: 8
Views: 5872

Re: Fire and emergency service levy ad

The greatest concern is the whole project. I believe the model is fair, however the NSW Government have placed in-balanced charging system. I have communicated with another retired colleague going through the sums, and worked out that NSWG will be about $20-30m in front, yet they are clear that no o...
by JimK
Sun May 28, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Fire
Topic: FRV
Replies: 7
Views: 4924

Re: FRV

A sensible move from VicGov. I was involved professionally with the agencies on a higher end of the scale throughout the 1980s and 90s before retirement, and comparing with how the service worked and compared to other States as well as overseas, a volunteer agency does not work in harmony when paid ...
by JimK
Sat May 13, 2017 2:38 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fire and emergency service levy ad
Replies: 8
Views: 5872

Re: Fire and emergency service levy ad

really? we are concerned how long each agency is in an ad?

As an "outsider" I see it that FRNSW is a paid agency and has no emotional connection to make this levy sound any better.
by JimK
Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:23 am
Forum: General
Topic: Bluetooth turns red lights green for emergency vehicles
Replies: 9
Views: 5525

Re: Bluetooth turns red lights green for emergency vehicles

Invictus wrote:Unlike everyone using the ''same'' CAD system... :roll:
I gather your employer has started scoping for a replacement CAD... which could be a new provider.