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#Firefighters back nurses on petition | Western Advocate

BATHURST’S firefighters have come out in support of the city’s nurses who are fighting to keep Bathurst hospital from losing five beds.

The bed closures are set down for Monday, June 3.

Almost a dozen local firies have already signed a petition opposing the bed closure and are encouraging the people of Bathurst to do likewise.

They are also urging everyone to join in a community rally in Victoria Park on Wednesday.

The rally has been organised by the Bathurst branch of the NSW Nurses and Midwives Association and will get underway at 12.30pm.

Emergency services personnel, regional councillors, MPs, business owners, and community members have been invited to come along to the rally and fight for their hospital.

via Firefighters back nurses on petition | Western Advocate.

About Darin Sullivan (1968 Articles)
Former President of the Fire Brigade Employees’ Union (2009-2018) 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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