Departing firefighters praised for their service to Cobar

Fire and Rescue NSW Station 256 Cobar crew farewelled two of their firefighters, Mark Aumua and Chris Freeman (pictured at the wheel of the Black Panther) last week

Fire and Rescue NSW Station 256 Co-bar last week farewelled two of their members, Mark Aumua and Chris Free-man.
Station 256 deputy captain Alex Lennon said they were sad to see both men go as they were part of their close-knit firefighting family.
“It’s no secret that Mark is one of the most genuine, trustworthy, kind, caring and com-passionate people you could come across,” Alex said.
“We feel incredibly lucky that for the last eight years we have had the pleasure of working alongside this legend.
“He is someone that would look out for everyone both on the scene and behind the scenes, and was always willing to share his knowledge.
“Mark has made the decision to step back from his firefighting duties to spend some more quality time with his family.”
While Mark has “retired” Chris has “transferred” and will be joining the Fire and Rescue NSW team in Mudgee, where he has recently moved to join his young family.
“Chris has served the community of Cobar since July 2016, and in that time he has nev-er failed to go above and beyond in every area.
“He could always be relied on to do the extra jobs and thoroughly enjoyed participat-ing in all of the community events, wearing that uniform with pride,” Alex said.
He said while the Cobar brigade was sad to see Chris go, they were however pleased to see another community would be benefiting from his skills and passion for firefighting.
Alex commended both for their service to the Cobar community.