NSW welcomes 15 new firefighters

Published: 26th August 2019

Fifteen new firefighters will take up positions at fire and rescue stations across Sydney after graduating at the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Emergency Services Academy at Orchard Hills on Friday.

The state’s newest firefighters include a former lifeguard, an electrician, a landscaper, a childcare worker and a former professional soccer player.

FRNSW Deputy Commissioner Jeremy Fewtrell 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 rescue incidents,” said Deputy Commissioner Fewtrell.

“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.”

Member for Mulgoa, Tanya Davies MP congratulated the recruits and welcomed them into the firefighting family.

“These 15 firefighters have signed up for one of the most demanding and important roles in our community and will soon take up positions at fire stations across Sydney,” said Ms Davies.

“They are a special group of men and women and they represent a new generation of firefighters who have started their journey and honed their lifesaving skills at the new FRNSW Emergency Services Academy.

“I thank them for putting their hands up to serve our community and I wish them all long, prosperous and safe careers as NSW firefighters.”

The following recruits will take up positions at fire stations across Sydney:





Tony Abiassaf


Shayne Kilmister

City of Sydney

Aislinn Albury

Mount Druitt

Tiffany Kimberley

Lane Cove

Joshua Bridges

City of Sydney

Claire Lower


Mitchell Cox


Karouna Micheal

City of Sydney

Ross Craig

City of Sydney

Wade Riley


Ben Faiers


Joseph Stewart

City of Sydney

Andrea Gandolfi

City of Sydney

Jacqueline Weir