Hunter firefighters to be honoured for Black Summer bushfire bravery - Cessnock

Published: 07 Jun 2023 02:58pm

Fire and Rescue NSW will honour 57 firefighters, from the lower Hunter Valley, for their efforts combatting the Black Summer bushfires, during a function tomorrow night at Cessnock.

The firefighters, both permanent and on-call crewmembers from Metro North 3, will be recognised with a series of awards, including the National Emergency Medal, for protecting the community during the 2019/20 bushfire disaster.

Media are invited to attend.

WHEN: 5.30pm tomorrow (Thursday 8 June)

WHERE: Cessnock Leagues Club 1 Darwin Street, Cessnock

WHO: Assistant Commissioner Paul McGuiggan Commander - Metropolitan Operations

Updated: 07 Jun 2023 03:03pm

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