Ryan backs local volunteer firefighters
17 November 2015
Sunday 8 November 2015
Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of The Nationals Steph Ryan has pledged support for Euroa’s volunteer firefighters.
Ms Ryan was in Euroa today to back a campaign by Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria encouraging Victorian MPs to commit to securing proper cover in cancer cases.
Volunteers have asked MPs to sign a pledge that:
I will support CFA volunteers with cancer; and
I will vote for non-discriminatory Presumptive Legislation for all Victorian Firefighters.
Ms Ryan is calling on Daniel Andrews to deliver legislation that does not discriminate against the men and women in our volunteer brigades, including Euroa, who protect our communities.
“I am proud to sign this pledge to show my support for volunteers in brigades across our district and to ensure they are offered equal protection for protecting Victoria,” Ms Ryan said.
“I am not going to allow Daniel Andrews to introduce an unfair system that favours some firefighters over others.”
Ms Ryan said all Members of the Victorian Parliament were being encouraged to sign this pledge to support our volunteer firefighters.
“Firefighters protect all Victorians every day, whether volunteer or paid,” Ms Ryan said.
"With another long, hot summer approaching, our communities have more reason than most to stand up for the rights of our CFA volunteers.
“They deserve the right to equal protection, and I encourage other representatives for this region in the Victorian Parliament to sign the pledge."