MEDIA ALERT (TODAY): Opportunity to interview Surry Hills firefighting heroes - City of Sydney FS

Published: 02 Jun 2023 06:43am

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) will provide an opportunity for media to interview some of the firefighters who played key roles in responding to last week's Surry Hills fire emergency.

**WHEN: **

10am TODAY (Friday 2 June 2023)


City of Sydney Fire Station 211-217 Castlereagh Street, Sydney


Jihad Dib MP Minister for Emergency Services

Deputy Commissioner - Field Operations Jeremy Fewtrell (Acting Commissioner at the time of incident)

Pyrmont Station Officer Phil Riley (First officer-in-charge to arrive on-scene)

Jared Ball, Dane Bastable and Sam McEwan (Firefighters who were in the cages of aerial appliances)

Duty Commander, Inspector Michael Woodward (First tactical commander on-scene)

City of Sydney, Darlinghurst and Pyrmont fire crews (Firefighters who evacuated people and rescued animals from neighbouring buildings under threat)

Kristy Tolhurst (Firefighter who saved a bride-to-be's big day by retrieving her wedding dress from her apartment in the exclusion zone)

Updated: 02 Jun 2023 06:48am

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