A large crowd joined local firefighters, Member for Bathurst, Minister Paul Toole MP, Fire & Rescue NSW Commissioner Greg Mullins, and Scott Farlow, MLC to celebrate the centenary of Lithgow Fire Station last Saturday.
For 100 years, Lithgow firefighters have put their lives on the line to protect locals & their property and the centenary celebration is an important milestone for the community.
Member for Bathurst, Minister Paul Toole said that it is an honour to celebrate the Lithgow Fire Station’s 100th anniversary and to acknowledge the dedication of our firefighters over the last century.
“Lithgow firefighters play a significant role in our community and are the first to put their lives on the line when there is an emergency. The Centenary of the Lithgow Fire Station is the perfect opportunity for the community to come together and thank them for their 100 years of service.”
Commissioner Mullins said Lithgow Fire Station’s centenary celebration represented an important milestone for the community.
“It is an opportunity to thank all of the firefighters, past and present, who have served the Lithgow community with such commitment and integrity over the years,” Commissioner Mullins said.
“On 17 October 2013, Lithgow firefighters, alongside their emergency services colleagues, worked tirelessly to protect lives and properties from bushfire. Over the last financial year alone, Lithgow firefighters responded to nearly 270 fire and emergency calls and conducted more than 130 community education and engagement activities.”
Representing the Minister for Emergency Services at the ceremony, Scott Farlow MLC said that this was a special day for the Lithgow Community and commended the Lithgow Fire Station’s 100 years of service.
“I would like to call on the rest of the Lithgow community to take a moment and pay thanks to this stellar firefighting unit and thank them for their on-going service.”