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CFA firefighters suffer minor injury, illness

By: CFA Media

Category: Health & Safety

  6.24 PM 7 January, 2015

Location: General

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CFA is offering support to two volunteer firefighters and their families, after the men suffered minor injury and illness in the course of their work fighting fires today.

A firefighter received minor burns to his face while fighting a grassfire at Chintin near the Macedon Ranges.

The burns were superficial, and the firefighter was subsequently transported to hospital by private car.

In South Australia, a CFA firefighter on deployment was taken to the Royal Adelaide hospital by ambulance after becoming unwell.

It’s understood that his condition is not serious and the illness was not a direct result of firefighting activities.

CFA will examine the circumstances surrounding both incidents.

While firefighting is an inherently dangerous practice, CFA takes a ‘safety first’ approach at all times.

The health and safety of its members is CFA’s highest priority.

Last Updated: 08 January 2015