Council says thank you to emergency services personnel

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Australia cricket legend Adam Gilchrist made a surprise visit to Lismore today to serve sausages to more than 100 emergency services personnel who have worked tirelessly since the recent flood.

Lismore City Council hosted the BBQ at Oakes Oval to say a heartfelt thank you to emergency services personnel for their hard work and support during the natural disaster.

Emergency services both locally and interstate mobilised to help Lismore during the recent natural disaster including the NSW SES, NSW Rural Fire Service, Fire & Rescue NSW, Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter, NSW Police and the Ambulance Service of NSW.

“These volunteers deserve our most humble and grateful thanks,” Mayor Isaac Smith said.

“These amazing men and women have helped save lives, evacuate people, rescue animals, hose down homes and businesses, and generally look after those in need in whatever way possible.

“This was simply a disaster too big and too unprecedented for one agency or organisation to handle. Emergency services staff came to our aid when we needed it most and many have not stopped work since the rains started more than two weeks ago. We are deeply grateful to every single individual for their community spirit and generosity during this time.”

Lord's Taverners NNSW generously donated their time to cook the BBQ.

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