Illawarra fire stations ‘at risk of closure’

Illawarra fire stations ‘at risk of closure’ | Illawarra Mercury

Fire crews douse a grass fire in Warrawong. Firefighters fear resources won't always be on hand due to government budget cutbacks.

Fire Brigade Employees Union president Darin Sullivan said a bushfire tanker based at Wollongong Fire Station had already been taken offline most days as a money-saving measure. And he feared that temporary – and even permanent – station closures could follow.

Read more: Illawarra fire stations ‘at risk of closure’ | Illawarra Mercury

About Darin Sullivan (1968 Articles)
President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union and a professional firefighter with more than 25 years’ experience. Father of two daughters, he lives and works on the NSW South Coast, Australia. He is a strong advocate for firefighters and emergency service workers with an interest in mental health issues and caring for those around him. He is a Director on the NSW Fire Brigades Death and Disability Super Fund and works with charities including ‘The Movember Foundation’. As a leader and activist he has long been active in the campaign for action on climate change. Now a Station Commander in the fire and rescue service in NSW and has decades of experience fighting fires, both rural and urban. He is 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. Darin is also a spokesperson for the Australian Climate Media Centre.
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