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Another great piece by WixxyLeaks highlighting NSW fire station closures.

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If you were one of the hundreds of lucky punters caught up in the traffic gridlock this morning on Victoria Rd, you know who to thank, “Billionaire Barry”. If you were one of the unlucky eight people who had to seek medical attention, three hospitalised, from smoke inhalation this morning at Marrickville, you know who to blame, “Billionaire Barry”.

Last night’s fire in Marrickvilleremained out of control until this morning, leaving three in hospital, and hundreds hot under the collar stuck in a traffic gridlock during peak hour on what is arguably Sydney’s busiest road. Had more fire-fighters and fire equipment been available who knows what difference would have been? But there certainly would have been a substantial one.

It is unfortunate then that the nearby Mascot station was deserted and closed.

I know that it may seem odd to some of you that the Fire Station that neighbours Australia’s busiest…

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About Darin Sullivan (1969 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. I live and work on the NSW South Coast, Australia. I am a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around me. I am a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and work with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist I have long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. I am a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and have 30 years experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. I am passionate about highlighting the impact climate change is having on fire preparedness and fire behaviour in Australia, and the risks associated with inaction on climate change. I am also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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