Petition to Protect our Protectors (10,000 signatures required)

Philip Donato, the Hon. Phillip Donato, Member for Orange, has distributed a petition throughout the emergency services which has been enthusiastically received.

The petition will bring to the attention of the Legislative Assembly of NSW Parliament the urgent need to protect our emergency services by introducing an enforceable 40 km/h speed limit for the vicinities of emergency service personnel operating on or near roadways.

The petition is fully supported by the Volunteer Fire Fighters Association, The Rural Fire Service Association, NSW Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and the Police Association of NSW.

Police, Fire and RFS officers have already started signing.

Philip Donato has invited the entire community to support the men and women of the emergency services by signing the petition. When the requisite 10,000 signatures has been obtained, Mr Donato will table it in parliament and will vigorously debate the issue.

Original Signatures Required

It is important that we obtain original signatures for Mr Donato.

You can help by printing the attached petition document (see link below), gathering signatures and posting the original (signed copies) to the VFFA Media Officer at PO Box 359, Terrey Hills. NSW 2084

40kmh Speed Limit Petition Petition – 40km/h Speed Limit for Protection of Emergency Service Workers

Unfortunately emailing them through is not allowed as the original signatures must be seen, not copied.

The VFFA thanks you so much for helping us with this incredibly important campaign, which is being supported in every sense by the Hon. Phillip Donato, Member for Orange.

Many Different Views

The VFFA acknowledges that there are many different views surrounding the implementation and policing of a 40 km/h speed limit for the vicinities of emergency service personnel.

These views need to be vigorously debated, this is why we are supporting the campaign in principle and we are confident that Mr Donato will deliver.

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One Reply to “Petition to Protect our Protectors (10,000 signatures required)”

  1. The Volunteer Fire Fighters Associated (VFFA) fully supports the NSW Rural Fire Service Association (RFSA) with their campaign to reduce the speed limit of traffic as it passes an emergency incident.

    The common ground that exists between our Associations is the welfare of NSW Rural Fire Service, volunteer workers.

    I congratulate the RFSA for their work in this area and offer any support that the VFFA can provide.

    Mick Holton
    Volunteer Fire Fighters Association

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