Baulkham Hills Fire Station is set to welcome one new firefighter after graduating at the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Emergency Services Academy in Western Sydney today.
Baulkham Hills State Liberal MP and Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott said the firefighter, Albert Wilson, had signed up for one of the most demanding and important jobs in the Baulkham Hills community.
“Albert has proven himself capable of meeting the challenges of being a firefighter over months of intense training, and we are lucky to have them on the front line keeping our community safe,” Mr Elliott said.
Mr Elliott also congratulated the new recruits and welcomed them into the firefighting family.
“They are a special group of men and women and the first of a new generation of firefighters to start their journey and hone their lifesaving skills at the FRNSW Emergency Services Academy.”
FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter said the graduates had proven their abilities over months of intense training.
“These recruits have shown they have the diverse skills, capabilities and talents required to undertake the varied work that our firefighters do – from educating the community about fire safety and providing emergency medical care to responding to natural disasters and hazmat incidents,” Mr Baxter said.
“They’ve been trained to be prepared for anything and I know they will uphold the high standards of integrity, courage and professionalism expected of a FRNSW firefighter.”
This is the third FRNSW graduation in 2019 with another ceremony scheduled for later in the year to bolster frontlines across the State.