A big week for firies, police

COFFS HARBOUR Fire Station crews are shining their shoes, and trucks, in preparation for their biggest day of the year.

The official opening on Wednesday of their refurbished station - complete with a fire pole - will be presided over by Coffs Harbour MP Andrew Fraser, Fire and Rescue NSW Acting Commissioner John Benson and Coffs Harbour Deputy Mayor Denise Knight.

Mr Fraser will unveil a plaque to mark the occasion, with the celebrations kicking off at 10.30am.

In other news, Coffs/Clarence police will pause on Thursday to remember their fallen mates.

National Police Remembrance Day 2011 has been set aside for September 29 and local observances are planned.

Members of the community are invited to attend the commemorative service at St Augustines Catholic Church in Gordon St, Coffs Harbour, at 10am.

"On this day we honour those members of the NSW Police Force who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the execution of their duty," a spokesman said.

The traditional blue and white ribbon will be worn by officers and other participants on the day.



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