MEDIA ALERT: Firefighters recognised for courageous actions in Singleton fatal fire - Singleton

Published: 19 Jul 2022 09:48am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) will recognise the courageous actions of firefighters at a fatal house fire in Singleton in 2019.

Crews from Singleton and Branxton responded to the emergency incident in the early hours of 26 June. Sadly, despite the best efforts of firefighters, three children perished in the blaze.

A special ceremony will be held at Singleton Fire Station to pay tribute to those put their lives at risk to save the young family.

5.00 pm TOMORROW (20 July 2022)
1A Pitt Street
Member for Upper Hunter
David Layzell

Fire and Rescue NSW
Commissioner Paul Baxter

NOTE:                   There will be an opportunity to interview award recipients after the ceremony.

MEDIA:                  Michael Hammond
                              0473 814 183

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:14pm

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Stations nearby

SINGLETON Fire Station

1A Pitt Street, Singleton NSW 2330


2a Drinan Street, Branxton NSW 2335

CESSNOCK Fire Station

4 Edward Street, Cessnock NSW 2325