State ALP Government about to sack 18,000 Rural Fire Services volunteers for refusing to apply for a ‘blue card’

Takeover of independent, volunteer rural brigades by megalomaniacs of the urban fire services is imminent

Unrelated or not the State Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford, a former ambulance driver from Victoria who is overseeing the impending dismissal of more than 18,000 RFS volunteers from regional areas of Queensland, just lost the support of his Barron River electorate branch of the ALP

The Rural Fire Service Association of volunteers has ignored demands from Crawford and Commissioners Mark Roche, Mike Wassing and Doug Smith to apply for ‘blue cards’ issued by the Health Department as a requirement for working with children.

Fire and Emergency Services Minister Craig Crawford , a former Victorian ambulance driver, has lost the support of his Barron River electorate branch of the ALP. His seat will be challenged at the next election by the LNP, KAP, One Nation, Greens and an independent ensuring his demise. “If you have a cocktail party, free of course, I’ll be there,” says Crawford

Consequently in a tit-for-tat retaliation Crawford ordered the department to refuse issues of new Personal Protective Equipment to volunteers until they apply for a blue card.

The RFS says its volunteers are fire fighters not health department employees and with an average age of nearly 60, its membership has refused to jump through Labor hoops, similar to public service entry requirements.

Come December 1 they will be sacked, if that is a lawful action, for not applying for a blue card.

The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service administration has all but gutted the Rural Fire Service, destroying morale, forcing volunteer fire ground firefighters to ring a superior officer in Brisbane to get permission to backburn in the face of a fire.

Such stupidity comes directly from a script in the UK television comedy, ‘Yes Minister’.

Much of rural Queensland where fires are fought, does not have any mobile phone coverage and the RFS radio network is unwieldy and incapable of performing to this standard in bush fire emergencies.

Former Fire Commissioner Katarina Caroll, centre, (now Police Commissioner), flanked by Assistant Commissioners Roche and Gallant. All can be thanked for the mess and mass dismissals created by the Marxists of the Labor Party

Crawford has presented a bill, before the Parliament now, which if passed will in effect force the sacking of nearly 70 per cent of volunteers across the state smack in the middle of the fire season.

It is expected the fire emergency control centre, Firecom, situated in most cities to direct resources, will have to ask urban brigades to attend bush fires, leaving towns and cities unmanned.

When simultaneous fire or motor accident emergencies occur in the bush or cities, taxpayers and their properties will be left unprotected.

Some sectors of rural brigades are considering returning to their original, privately formed groups usually of farmers and rural-residential dwellers which will not be ‘owned’ or directed by state government.

Much of the original, privately-owned appliances and equipment, bought with proceeds of public fund raising and from council rates levies will be retained by the re-established, unincorporated private brigades.

This ALP Government, which has been cited by Opposition parties and sections of the media as the worst in living memory, even worse than the administrations of Beattie and Bligh, will go down at the next election for being the most ineffectual, immoral, Green, socialist-left, Marxist mob of carpetbaggers ever to occupy George Street.

Comment from a reader:

If this is the official excuse for implementing this blue card bullshit,

“Put simply, as a member of the Rural Fire Service, you are likely to come into contact with children while performing your role, so are required to have a blue card. It is the law, and one QFES takes seriously.”
John Bolger AFSM
Acting Deputy Commissioner
Emergency Management, Volunteerism and Community Resilience

Then, we can expect volunteers involved in all public events ( local shows, festivals, week-end markets school fates, etc.) will also be required to have a blue card.

How about the local supermarket or church on Sunday? We all come in contact with children while doing the weekly grocery shopping and attending church services. Will we need to have a blue card to enter the local supermarket or our local church?

The lunatics have definitely taken control of the George Street nuthouse.

Terry Gordon.

Below is the edict issued by the QFES administration:

CLICK HERE to see the whole document

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Posted on October 24, 2019, in Agenda 2030, ALP, anna bligh, Annastacia Palaszczuk, Bushfire, General and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. If this is the official excuse for implementing this blue card bullshit,

    “Put simply, as a member of the Rural Fire Service, you are likely to come into contact with children while performing your role, so are required to have a blue card. It is the law, and one QFES takes seriously.”
    John Bolger AFSM
    Acting Deputy Commissioner
    Emergency Management, Volunteerism and Community Resilience

    Then, we can expect volunteers involved in all public events ( local shows, festivals, week-end markets school fates, etc.) will also be required to have a blue card.

    How about the local supermarket or church on Sunday? We all come in contact with children while doing the weekly grocery shopping and attending church services. Will we need to have a blue card to enter the local supermarket or our local church?

    The lunatics have definitely taken control of the George Street nuthouse.

    Terry Gordon.

  2. All QFES volunteers including the SES. New SES volunteers cannot even train until we get the blue card app submitted. All volunteers also have to undergo a police check.

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  3. I thought Hitler was dead

  4. Great observation Terry.

    Time for the actor, John Bolger to do some research on the difference between law and legislation and correct his assumption.

    This is a common misconception held by the uninformed, or is that the uniformed players within this corporate administrator acting as government.

    In reality “legislation” is awaiting lawful proclamation. It is not law unless it has lawful constitutional assent and that can never be, because Queensland Government are operation outside the rules for lawful Government as prescribed in the founding rule for Governments at Federation [They have no Senate]…

    Look at the last page of any legislation for proof that all legislation is copyright property…

    Their “legislation” is copyright property of a private corporation registered as the “State of Queensland” whereas these players are trying to create contracts with volunteers by inducement to “submit” to make an application.

    Definition of submit:

    verb (used without object), sub·mit·ted, sub·mit·ting.
    to yield oneself to the power or authority of another: to submit to a conqueror.

    Is it not a form of slavery to place someone in a position that requires them to make a moral choice to fight fires wherein they risk their lives for the public good, or to “submit” to the rules of a corporate, so that they can fight these same fires under the rules of a private enterprise.

    This is a complex subject as any volunteer will know. They will know that local knowledge is paramount when fighting fires and some knob in Canberra has no on the ground knowledge at all.

    And by submitting to their private rules the firefighter has lost control and has relinquished it to someone else that may make an inappropriate decision.

    Strangely these actors think that their private rules apply to the public. They also think that they are public servants when they are merely acting for a private enterprise.

    Time for everyone to wake up to the rouse…

    Bucky the truckie is on the right page.

  5. This is a prime example of how srupidity, red tape and belligerence by the Labor Party are ruining Queensland and turning voters off.. They apparently have little concept of the value these men and women have in our rural communities. Labour rewards public Servants by high wages in times of drought crisis and horrific fire season, while kicking volunteer firees in the guts with red tape. Morons is a word that comes to mind. Can you imagine firees being turned away from burning homes and property because they didn’t have Blue Card. God help us.

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