26 September 2023

Busy firies record a few hot days

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Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) has demonstrated its vast capabilities following responses to a range of incidents at the beginning of this month.

Chief Superintendent of FRNSW, Michael Morris said the Service had attended house fires, motor vehicle accidents, hazardous material response, flooding and even a dog rescue over the month’s long weekend.

“We are much more than firies,” Chief Superintendent Morris said.

“Our staff are highly skilled professionals prepared for anything, anytime and the number of different serious incidents that they responded to over the weekend demonstrate this,” he said.

“One of our main capabilities is fighting fires, however we are capable of Medical Response, Rescue, HAZMAT, Protection of the Environment, Counter Terrorism, Natural Disaster and Humanitarian Relief, plus Prevention and Education.”

Chief Superintendent Morris said FRNSW had responded to 1,152 incidents across NSW from 6 to 8 June.

“While we work to educate people on the many dangers out there in the community, our message to you is that even when things do go wrong, we are there to protect the irreplaceable,” he said.

Chief Superintendent Morris also urged the community to be extra vigilant about fire safety at home to protect themselves and their families during the high-risk winter period.

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