Visit from Acting Commissioner

Fire and Rescue NSW Acting Commissioner Jeremy Fewtrell AFSM (at far right) visited the Cobar Station 256 crew on Monday night. Cobar Brigade Captain Alex Lennon said after a walk around to get an update on the changes since his last visit, including meeting new crew members, Acting Commissioner Fewtrell said there are plans to update one of the station’s old tankers later this year. “He discussed the current community risk from lithium-ion batteries and the rising number of incidents involving them, particularly e-bikes and e-scooters, and spoke about training, improvements to on-call firefighter conditions and pathway opportunities for on-call firefighters to apply for permanent firefighter opportunities,” Captain Lennon said.