25 September 2023

Saint smokes out firefighters’ day

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Firefighters and community members have been recognised as part of the Fire and Rescue NSW’s (FRNSW) annual St Florian’s Day ceremony.

St Florian (pictured) is the Patron Saint of Firefighters.

MP for Camden, Peter Sidgreaves said the award recipients exemplified the bravery, dedication and professionalism of the organisation.

“As a community, we ask more of firefighters than we would ask of ourselves, and time and again, they deliver,” Mr Sidgreaves said.

“Every one of the recipients has done an amazing job under the most trying of circumstances and their efforts are worthy of recognition.”

Deputy Commissioner of FRNSW, Mal Connellan said St Florian’s Day provided a chance to thank all firefighters for their work.

“Each of the people commended is a credit to both FRNSW and the communities they protect and serve,” Deputy Commissioner Connellan said.

“As one of the world’s most highly skilled and regarded urban firefighting and rescue services, our firefighters are equipped to respond to a range of serious incidents, from motor vehicle accidents and medical emergencies, to hazmat incidents and fires.”

He said they exemplified the proud legacy of courageous service that was the hallmark of NSW firefighters.

“We thank not just the people receiving awards, but all firefighters who perform valuable life-saving work on a daily basis,” Deputy Commissioner Connellan said.

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