Community Safety throughout FBEU strikes21st June 2012
Ministerial media release
Minister for Police and Emergency Services Michael Gallacher has today reassured the community that resources are in place to respond to emergency incidents throughout the FBEU strike.
"I have been advised that every possible action has been taken to ensure that resources are available to respond to emergency incidents throughout the duration of the Strike," Minister Gallacher said.
"Fire & Rescue NSW will activate a coordination centre to manage the firefighting resources that will be available," Minister Gallacher said.
"Acting FRNSW Commissioner John Benson has spoken to the NSW Police Commissioner, as well as the heads of other emergency services to ensure operations are coordinated.
Acting Commissioner Benson said NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers will be strategically located in Sydney the Hunter and the Illawarra to respond to Triple Zero calls for assistance.
"The public should be assured that all Triple Zero calls will be answered. When prompted, members of the public should still ask for Fire & Rescue when reporting a fire.
"Furthermore, NSW Police and the Ambulance Services of NSW will be providing support for rescue operations.
"Owners and operators of buildings with automatic fire alarms should ring Triple Zero if the alarm operates to confirm that emergency services have received the call," Acting Commissioner Benson concluded.
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