THEY’VE been warming up for months and now Coffs Coast firefighters are ready for the real deal.
Crews from Coffs Harbour, Dorrigo and Bowraville fire stations are among 500 firefighters heading to Tweed Heads for the State Firefighting Championships.
The titles start today and they are considered one of the NSW Fire Brigades’ proudest and longest-running traditions.
“Over five days of competition, firefighters will showcase the skills and expertise modern firefighters use every day, whether attacking a fire or responding to a major emergency,” a fire brigades’ spokesman said.
“More than 40 teams of firefighters will compete in 16 firefighting-related events designed to test the firefighting skills of the NSWFB’s retained, or part-time, firefighters.
“This includes 12 teams from the NSW Rural Fire Service, Queensland Fire and Rescue Service, the Victorian Country Fire Authority, and the New Zealand Fire Service will also travel to Tweed Heads to compete.”