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A statement from MFB's Board President

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20 Jul 2018
Good Morning all,

By now you will have all read Dan Stephens’ communication regarding his recent traffic infringements and heard and seen the resulting media coverage.

When Dan learned of the infringements he took immediate steps to inform the Board and offered his full and sincere apology and his resignation.

In the short time he’s been at MFB, Dan has done an outstanding job leading our organisation in delivering a world class fire and rescue service for the people of Melbourne and Victoria.

While the Board understands the gravity of speeding and its impact on road safety, we do not believe Dan’s conduct warranted dismissal or acceptance of his resignation on this occasion.

As many of you have come to realise, Dan is a person of great integrity and takes his commitment to MFB and its people seriously.

He is extremely disappointed in himself for what’s occurred, but most importantly, he has acknowledged the behaviour and taken full responsibility for his actions.

The Board has full confidence in Dan’s leadership and looks forward to continuing to work with him and MFB’s Executive Leadership team to support MFB to be the best fire and rescue service in Australia and the world.

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