Fire engulfs Inglewood delivery van

Plumes of smoke were bellowing from the delivery van when police and fire services arrived at the scene.

Fire and police responded within minutes when a delivery van caught fire on Slack St in Inglewood around 6.30pm this evening. Local property owner, Ben Eisel, was making his first delivery of organic grain-fed beef when an alert neighbour pointed out flames emerging from under his vehicle. Mr … [Read more...]

Volunteer health compensation under fire

Volunteer firefighters dedicate their time to protecting local communities, and are relied upon in regional areas.

  Volunteer firies are used to battling blazes, but when it comes to equal compensation they have a bigger fight to win. Proposed amendments by the Labor government to the Workers’ Compensation Act would require volunteer firefighters to attend 150 fires over a five-year period before … [Read more...]