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New Fire Officers for Sydney Fire Stations

Published: 29th March 2007

Sydney’s firefighting ranks have been bolstered with the graduation of 19 new fire officers from the NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) recruit firefighter program.

NSWFB Commissioner Greg Mullins today welcomed the new fire officers at a graduation ceremony held at the NSWFB Training College, Alexandria.

“The new fire officers have met all the challenges presented to them during four months of intense training and they will be an asset to the NSWFB and the community,” Commissioner Mullins said.

“Their first posts will be at fire stations in Sydney, and throughout their careers they will assist the community in a range of emergency situations, such as fighting building, bush and grass fires, dealing with hazardous chemical spills and gas leaks, rescuing people from car and industrial accidents and assisting in storm and flood recovery. However one of their biggest challenges will be educating the community about fire safety, and working to plan for and prevent emergencies.

“I congratulate the new recruits on their achievement, and wish them all the best for long and successful careers with the NSWFB.”

Commissioner Mullins said the graduates were some of the best qualified in Australia, having attained Certificate 3 in Public Safety (Firefighting and Emergency Operations).

“As well as being trained in firefighting, conducting rescues and handling chemical spills, they have also learned how to contribute to fire investigations and educate the community on fire safety. Following their graduation they will enhance their practical skills while continuing to undertake professional development throughout their careers,” Commissioner Mullins said.

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  • Martyn Newby The Rocks
  • Daniel Smith Campsie
  • Troy Petroni Pyrmont
  • Greg Bishop City of Sydney
  • Benjamin Smede St Andrews
  • Jonathan Howe Mount Druitt
  • Michael Gates The Rocks
  • Warwick Price The Rocks
  • James Cassel St Andrews
  • Rodney Wellington Bonnyrigg Heights
  • Damien Blades The Rocks
  • Gavin Kemp Mount Druitt
  • Aaron Errington Rydalmere
  • Mathew Chaffer Huntingwood
  • Robert Hansen Northmead
  • David Williamson Rydalmere
  • Edward Quennell St Andrews
  • Mathew Kearns St Andrews