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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 (1966 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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