Peninsula Rural Fire Service

19th November 2020

Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—I'd like to acknowledge the super-human efforts displayed by Peninsula Rural Fire Brigade during the 2019 – 2020 bushfire season. The brigade's 43 members did not stop throughout the entire season. They worked gruelling extended shifts, attended a total of 49 call-outs, took part in multiple strike teams and were deployed to numerous fire events out of their local area. Some members even sacrificed spending Christmas Day and New Year's Eve with their families to ensure communities where kept safe. The brigade also assisted with multiple storm clean-up efforts throughout the Central Coast once the fire season finished. This brigade does so much more than fight fires. Its very presence brings a sense of safety and reassurance to the Morisset Peninsula community. Before the horror season began, the brigade hosted an informative public meeting which was attended by 130 people. During that meeting, community members were educated about the potential dangers of the season ahead and what they needed to do to protect themselves and their properties. I applaud the Peninsula RFS on their ongoing efforts to keep us safe and thank them for their selfless dedication shown over many years.

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