Two new Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) recruits will begin their careers in the Tweed following the latest graduation of 214 new officers at the FRNSW Emergency Services Academy in Sydney.

“These new firefighters will be attached to Kingscliff Fire Station and will soon work in a state of the art facility, following the Nationals in NSW Government’s recent decision to invest $4.7 million rebuilding the station,” Mr Provest said.

He said becoming a NSW firefighter was a big deal with just a few hundred graduating each year from around 8000 initial applications.

“We are getting the best of the best not just to put out fires but also deal with a range of other emergencies, including natural disasters, car crashes and building collapses,” Mr Provest said.

The Nationals in NSW Government are investing a record $900 million into Fire and Rescue NSW this financial year,

For some of the recruits, NSW Fire and Rescue is their first career, while others have unrelated previous professions including a restaurateur, a teacher and an architect.