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Easterrn Hill Staged Reopening

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13 Jan 1753
Firefighters continue to provide service to Melbourne CBD from inner city stations

MFB will continue to operate fire and emergency services from alternative locations until at least Saturday (17 December) to allow full testing and remediation work at its Eastern Hill complex.
Office staff will not return to work unless they are performing criticial functions until Monday (19 December).
All fire and emergency services crews were moved to alternative locations under contingency plans following a diesel leak overnight on Thursday (8/9 December).
There has been no loss of performance as MFB continues to manage emergency service calls in the Melbourne Metropolitan area from stations around the city edge.
"Plans are being put in place to re-occupy the complex, but we will do it in stages and only if the independent experts, including an Occupational Hygienist, has first given us full assurance it is safe to do so," said MFB CEO Nick Easy.
 "Health and safety remains the priority here and we are able to achieve that while meeting service expectations. The contingency arrangements are still working well."


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