Emergency Services to be thanked Australia Day 2017

Cessnock City Council will recognise the efforts of all emergency services who protected the Cessnock community during the recent bush fires at next year’s Australia Day event.

Cessnock City Council will recognise the efforts of all emergency services who protected the Cessnock community during the recent bush fires at next year’s Australia Day event.

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent moved a mayoral minute to formally acknowledge the hard work of emergency services during the two day ordeal.

Mayor Pynsent said it is important we make a special effort to recognise the people that worked tirelessly to control the Race Course Road and Heddon Greta bush fires.

“It was a scary time for many residents as the fire fronts crept very close to many homes and in some cases surrounded properties.”

“Despite tough conditions the highly skilled and well trained emergency service personnel ensured no homes or livestock were lost, and more importantly no lives.”

“The civic service on Australia Day 2017 is a wonderful opportunity to thank these people and recognise their contribution to our community”, Cr Pynsent said.

Cessnock City Council looks forward to the community joining them on Australia Day to celebrate these courageous people. More details of the event will be released shortly.

21 November 2016