Emergency services

Health fix needed

It beggars belief that the Hills region has not seen an increase in the number of ambulance crews since the 1990s despite a ballooning population…

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Ambulance crisis

Revelations that local paramedics believe the ambulance service is not up to standard are alarming.The service plays such an important part in our health system…


Slap in the face

The recent increases to the Emergency Services Levy (ESL) reveal the ugly side of politics. The State budget measure has delivered millions of dollars to…


Road to reform

CFS personnel are wary about yet another Government cost cutting exercise that proves to be even more expensive to run and leaves brigades to be managed at a regional level by career firefighters who do not understand the volunteer culture.