Fire Rescue Victoria is the Industry Leader award winner in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Healthy and fair society category.
Fire Rescue Victoria is leading the world in advocating to ban the use of harmful PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) in the firefighting service while also developing solutions that protect firefighters, the community and our environment from these chemicals.
A world-first clinical trial initiated and led by Fire Rescue Victoria has found a solution to the decades-long problem of how to reduce PFAS levels in human blood.
The study found a 10 per cent decrease in PFAS levels after blood donation and a 30 per cent reduction following plasma donations.
Fire Rescue Victoria is now advocating across Australia and internationally to reduce PFAS contamination in our community and environment.