Member for Riverstone, Kevin Conolly MP is pleased to announce that two new Fire and Rescue NSW firefighters are joining the ranks at Schofields Fire Station.

They are two of the latest 268 recruits who graduated from the Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Emergency Services Academy at Orchard Hills last week.

“These firefighters are well prepared to serve the people of the Riverstone electorate, who can rest assured that their first responders have received world class training and will be equipped for whatever challenges they face,” Mr Conolly said.

“On behalf of the community, I am pleased to welcome these firefighters to their new station in Schofields.”

Minister for Police and Emergency Services David Elliott congratulated the recruits for embarking on a rewarding career that will ultimately put them on the frontline when it comes to protecting their communities.

“The men and women who graduate as part of this class have already shown that they have what it takes to protect the irreplaceable,” Mr Elliott said.

“These Fire and Rescue personnel begin their careers at a time when our frontline workers have never been more necessary, and they know they will have the full support of the NSW Government throughout their new careers.”

This month the NSW Government announced a $192 million investment in response to the Independent Bushfire Inquiry, including $36 million for a new first responder mental health strategy that will support all emergency service first responders.

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