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Update on MFB asbestos management issue

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09 Sep 2013
“Asbestos was discovered in the MFB Thornbury workshop last week and expert contractors have commenced a thorough clean.

Initial inspections and testing of the MFB’s Thornbury workshop area show the risk to our staff as being low.

As a further precaution all 120 fire trucks in the MFB fleet and the engine bays of every fire station will be cleaned in a staged manner to ensure operations are not impacted.

We are working with WorkSafe and the unions and we are providing regular updates to all our staff and briefings to the staff at Thornbury.

MFB’s operational capability is not under threat and we will ensure that we have the right number of resources to provide emergency response.

MFB will be able to maintain its full complement of fire trucks as vehicle maintenance will be carried out at the fire stations if necessary.  We will maintain our on-road service of fire trucks.”

- Nick Easy, MFB Chief Executive Officer

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