Family thanks Dee Why firefighters for saving business from Brookvale inferno - Dee Why

Published: 13 May 2024 04:40pm

The owners of a motorcycle dealer and repair shop have paid a visit to firefighters who saved their business from a devastating blaze in Brookvale, on Sydney’s Northern Beaches.

Around 9:30pm on 8 May, more than 60 firefighters responded to a fire on Old Pittwater Road in Brookvale.

While the blaze devastated one business, a Dry Cleaner, the actions of attending firefighters contained the fire to the one building, preventing adjoining businesses being impacted.

The family behind one of those businesses took the opportunity to visit Dee Why firefighters on Saturday, coinciding their visit with FRNSW’s annual ‘Open Day’ event.

The station doors were open to the public, which meant that the family received a tour of the station as well as important fire safety tips from their local crew.  

A very grateful, Daniela was able to hand deliver a ‘thank you’ card she and her siblings had made.   

Chief Superintendent Area Commander, Darryl Dunbar, was pleased that the actions of his crews were able to provide a positive outcome.

“While we’re unable to prevent every single tragedy, incidents like this remind us how important our role really is in protecting our community.”

He added, “I’m pleased that the efforts of our crews prevented this fire from spreading.”

“Without their hard work the consequences would have been dire for many more.”

Updated: 13 May 2024 04:45pm

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