The Baulkham Hills area will welcome 1 new firefighter following last Friday’s Fire & Rescue NSW’s graduation ceremony.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP David Elliott congratulated the community’s new recruit on graduating and commended her commitment to serve and protect the people of NSW.
“I would like to welcome our newest firefighter, Allira Richardson, to our community, and I commend Allira on her devoted efforts on such an honourable cause,” Mr Elliott said.
“Graduates have proven themselves able to meet the challenges of the job, from firefighting and providing advanced first aid, to responding to road‑crashes, fire science and what to do around hazardous materials.
“First responders face extremely challenging situations on a daily basis. Our firefighters need great physical and emotional fortitude, so I’m very pleased that our community will benefit from the enthusiasm of the latest FRNSW class.”
Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant said the firefighter allocated to the Baulkham Hills community was 1 of 24 recruits who graduated from last Friday’s ceremony.
“These 24 firefighters have signed up for one of the most challenging jobs in our community, and in my opinion, one of the most important,” Mr Grant said.
“Just this month we’ve seen our firefighters deployed overseas to help battle destructive wildfires in North America, while other crews have worked tirelessly here at home to protect people from bush fires burning across NSW.
“Our newest full-time firefighters will continue with this vital work, joining crews at FRNSW stations across Sydney and regional NSW. Their contribution is crucial to ensuring the safety of our communities and I thank them for their service.”