25 New Firefighters Welcomed In New South Wales For 2018

25 New Firefighters Welcomed In New South Wales For 2018

New South Wales Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant

New South Wales Welcomes 25 New Firefighters

Victor P Taffa

25 new firefighters were today welcomed into the ranks of Fire & Rescue New South Wales (FRNSW), having proven their abilities over months of intense training.

State’s newest firefighting recruits include a movie stunt performer, an Olympic kayaker, a former rugby international and several second-generation firefighters.

Minister for Emergency Services Troy Grant welcomed the recruits into the firefighting family and thanked them for choosing a profession committed to protecting people and property in New South Wales.

“These 25 firefighters have nobly answered the call to serve their local communities. Today’s graduates know the demands of this profession as there are three recruits in this class who are following in the same footsteps of their parents.” Minister Grant said.

“My father was a Policeman and when I joined the force, he was incredibly proud. It is a testament to FRNSW that these men and women have chosen the same career path as their parents.”

“Over the course of their training, they have proven themselves able to meet the many challenges of the job, from firefighting and road-crash rescue, to advanced first aid, fire science and hazardous materials response.” Minister Grant said.

“Our graduates have chosen a challenging career, one that will test the skills they have just learnt and those they acquire through their careers. Our firies perform an integral service. Their work is vital to our communities and I thank them for their service.”

FRNSW Commissioner Paul Baxter said the graduates would soon put their training into action, joining crews at fire stations across greater Sydney.

“Our firefighters are trained to be prepared for anything ready to help anyone, anytime, anywhere.” Commissioner Baxter said.

“I know this graduating class will uphold the high standards of integrity, courage and professionalism expected of a FRNSW firefighter, and it is a pleasure to welcome these firefighters to our full-time ranks.”

Since 2011, 687 firefighters in total have joined FRNSW’s ranks.

Recruits who will take up positions in the Sydney greater metropolitan area from 31 May:

Name                                      Station

Jared Ball                                City of Sydney

Jordan Croese                         Huntingwood

Steven Dingle                         Redfern

Casey Dinsdale                       Silverwater

Benjamin Haberley               City of Sydney

Erin Harding                           Lane Cove

Laura Holdsworth                   Drummoyne

Neal Horton                            City of Sydney

Paul Karpierz                          Huntingwood

Paul Linnenlucke                    Cabramatta

Andrew Madden                     City of Sydney

Joel Mahony                           Darlinghurst

Douglas Messenger                Newtown

Yanda Morison                       City of Sydney

Stewart Mulkern                     Fairfield

Paul Nightingale                     Silverwater

Troy Pepperell                        Glebe

Raeli Pickering                       City of Sydney

Rowan Sams                           City of Sydney

Melanie Schenk                      City of Sydney

Megan Shanahan                    City of Sydney

Ian Snel                                   The Rocks

Samuel Westwood                  Lakemba

Thomas Withers                      Drummoyne

Tyson Zorzo                            City of Sydney