THE weekend’s Regional Fire and Rescue Championships in Gunnedah really displayed what is great about our region and our state.
From far and wide some of the best firefighters in NSW gave up their time to travel to our great community to compete and better themselves in their chosen profession.
This attention to detail and desire to get better is what ensures our safety from fire and other deadly circumstances by these everyday men and women.
It is not just what they do for our community when they are called into duty, it is the unsung actions such as taking the day before the championships to host students and children from our community’s schools and child care centres to give them a taste of what it’s like to be a firefighter.
The smiles this day brought to the kids and the firefighters themselves truly showcased how strong our community is and why it is so strong.
Our firefighters taking the time to have fun with the kids, enjoy themselves and pass on some potentially life-saving fire information to our youngest generation is exactly what is so great about the Gunnedah community.
Throughout the weekend itself many different firefighters from different services across the state took in the sights and experiences of our town, and complimented it at every turn. The event was a true indication of what many visitors have thought of our community in the past – it is a terrific place to live and visit.
As for the competition itself, it was truly amazing to see these firefighters do what they do best.
The speed and skill with which they competed was truly a sight to see for your everyday 9-to-5 worker.
It fills you with confidence to see these fine men and women perform so well.
After taking in the event, you were left with a feeling of surety that if you are ever in need of help, the crews from Fire and Rescue and Rural Fire Service will have you covered.
The team from Gunnedah Fire and Rescue 314 deserve all of our applause for a job well done hosting the event.
Throughout the organisation process the team were professional, hard-working and above all jovial about what the lead-up preparation entailed and the event itself.
To everyone who played a part in organising the event, the community takes its hat off to you.