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“Red tape” causing concerns

FOLLOWING the devastating bushfires of 2019, CFA members and volunteers are becoming concerned about the potential problems posed by COVID-19 and a CFA restructure before the upcoming fire season.

This “voice of concern” is echoed throughout the organisation with many telling The Spectator they are “bound by bureaucratic red tape”.

Roadside burning has been a contentious issue for some time and CFA members have said they are unable to conduct burns due to “ridiculous procedures.”

“The problem we have now is the red tape involved in the brigade just to do basic burning is beyond a joke,” local CFA volunteers said.

“The red tape now is horrendous for doing a basic roadside burn and they are trying to re-invent the wheel for some reason and the bottom line is, we need to protect our community.”

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