Member for Hawkesbury Dominic Perrottet MP has congratulated Tennyson Rural Fire Brigade on their overall win at the Hawkesbury Rural Fire District Championships, held on Saturday 14 August.
Teams from across the Hawkesbury Rural Fire District went head to head at the annual event – held at Macquarie Park – to demonstrate their firefighting and emergency management skills in a series of competitive skills contests.
Mr Perrottet said the event was a fantastic opportunity for the District teams to come together and share their experiences, while engaging in some friendly competition.
“Thank you to all the volunteers and cadets from local schools and neighbouring Districts for taking part in the District Championships, and a big congratulations to the winners – it was a great day, and the skills on display were just phenomenal.”
The occasion was also marked by the official delivery of new firefighting tankers to the Blaxland Ridge, East Kurrajong, Glossodia, Lower Portland and Upper Colo Brigades, as well as a new personnel carrier to the Blaxland Ridge brigade.
Mr Perrottet was joined by Hawkesbury City Council Mayor Kim Ford and Chief Superintendent Ben Watson to officially hand over the keys to the new vehicles.
The new vehicles will replace older models, giving the Hawkesbury team access to the latest equipment to do their role safely and efficiently.
Mr Perrottet said, “It was an honour to hand over these new trucks to our rural firefighters. Their combined value is around $1,790,000, but to members of this brigade and to the local community, they are priceless resources.
“We know that it takes the backing of family and loved ones for our Rural Fire Service members to do their job well and I congratulate every volunteer for their hard work, dedication and commitment to the Hawkesbury community, your brigade and to the Service – we really can’t thank you enough.”