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Victorian firefighter death confirmed

POSTED: 
11 January 2020

A Victorian firefighter has died while working on a fire in the Omeo area, Emergency Management Commissioner Andrew Crisp has confirmed.

Forest Fire Management Victoria Chief Fire Officer Chris Hardman said: “It is with great sadness that we confirm that a Forest Fire Management Victoria firefighter from Parks Victoria has been involved in an incident while working on a fire in the Omeo area resulting in a fatality.”

“Family and fellow emergency personnel are being informed and will be supported.

“The safety and wellbeing of our people is our highest priority.”

The matter will be investigated by Victoria Police who will prepare a report for the Coroner.