MEDIA ALERT TODAY: Fire and Rescue NSW Firefighters deployed to Türkiye honoured by community at ‘welcome home’ dinner - SYDNEY

Published: 20 Mar 2023 07:38am

The 54 Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Urban Search and Rescue specialists, who formed part of a 72-strong contingent of Australian emergency services workers to earthquake-damaged Türkiye, are to be honoured at a ‘welcome home dinner’ held by Sydney’s Türkish community at the FRNSW Emergency Services Academy at Orchard Hills. The firefighters spent two weeks in Türkiye assisting with the response and recovery efforts in the aftermath of catastrophic earthquakes that rocked the province of Hatay, claiming over 52 000 lives.   **WHEN:                   **6pm – 8pm Monday 20 March

**WHERE:                 **Fire and Rescue NSW - Emergency Services Academy                               1-5 Distribution Drive - Orchard Hills                               (Parking available on site) ** ** WHO:                     Interview Opportunities:   Fire and Rescue NSW Commissioner Paul Baxter   FRNSW Chief Superintendent Darryl Dunbar Metropolitan East Area Command Türkiye Deployment Commander ** ** ** ** **NOTES:                  ** *****Those media attending please ring FRNSW Senior Media Officer David Townsend (0447 955 158) on arrival to be escorted to the function area.

*****In addition to the interviews there will be an opportunity to film guests arriving and overlay from the function itself

*****Media need to be set up to film by 5-30pm ** **  

Updated: 20 Mar 2023 07:42am

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