Fair go for Firefighters exposed to toxic chemicals and smoke

Victorian Greens spokesperson on emergency services Colleen Hartland has today called on the Premier to support The Greens Fair Protection for Firefighters Laws, or introduce their own as firefighters are exposed to toxic chemicals and smoke yet again.

"Firefighters go into fire zones while everyone else gets as far away as they can," said Colleen Hartland.

"We're very pleased to see all citizens safe today. However, the health of  firefighters battling today's fire  is far from safe."

"The Wells Road fire is a large and serious toxic fire. Though it's important to remember that every house and structure fire that firefighters face also contain toxic chemicals and smoke."