Sunday, June 13, 2021

Fallen Fire and Rescue NSW members honoured

A memorial service has been held to honour the lives of all Fire and Rescue NSW members who died this year.

Minister for Police and Emergency Services Minister David Elliott joined Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Paul Baxter at a private ceremony in Orchard Hills today.

Elliott said it has been an incredibly challenging year, especially for our emergency services.

“The Fire and Rescue family, like many families in our State, couldn’t properly farewell their colleagues during the COVID-19 funeral restrictions, but that hasn’t stopped us from celebrating their lives and achievements,” Elliott said.

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“Every member of Fire and Rescue dedicates their lives to serving their community, and remembering them after they are gone is the least we can do to honour their contribution.”

Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Paul Baxter said today’s event was about honouring those who have died during these difficult times.

“All the individuals we are remembering today made significant contributions to Fire and Rescue NSW, to their communities, and to the lives of those around them,” Commissioner Baxter said.

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“Today we send our deepest condolences to their friends, families and colleagues during this difficult time.” Forty-nine members were honoured at the ceremony.

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