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New fire truck for Port Macquarie fire station flood hero's

Leslie Williams, Member for Port Macquarie, joined Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) Commissioner Paul Baxter to handover the keys to a $470,000 Compressed Air Foam System (CAFs) Class 2 Pumper truck. 

“This new water-saving fire truck will enhance the emergency operations of FRNSW right across Port Macquarie,” Mrs Williams said. 

“The CAFs Class 2 Pumper gives our fantastic firefighters the ability to tackle structural, chemical, petrol and grass fires using up to five times less water.

“State-of-the art equipment like this will make sure our firefighters can keep our communities safe from all types of fire emergencies now and into the future.”

Commissioner Baxter said the highly efficient foam system gives crews superior firefighting capabilities while also reducing smoke. 

“This new truck will improve emergency response for the local community and provide even greater protection for residents,” Commissioner Baxter said. 

“It is part of a large roll out of new response vehicles across NSW that will give our firefighters the edge when responding to emergencies.”

Ms Williams and Commissioner Baxter were also on-hand for a special ceremony to pay tribute with Flood Awards to those who displayed remarkable courage during the severe weather event. 

“The common thread amongst all firefighters being recognised is their selflessness and community-mindedness, and on behalf of the impacted Mid North Coast communities, I say thank you,” Mrs Williams said.

Commissioner Baxter praised all the recipients who had gone above and beyond to protect the irreplaceable.

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Business NSW Mid North Coast is pleased to announce that the 2022 Regional Business Awards are now open for leading businesses in 14 categories to submit nominations.

This year with a number of Local Chambers across the Mid North Coast not running a local Awards program, businesses have the opportunity to enter into the Regional Awards directly.

The Awards consist of 14 categories that are open for direct entry and a special Business of the Year Award selected from the winners of the other categories.

The 2022 Business Award categories are:

1.  Outstanding Employee

2.  Outstanding Young Business Leader

3.  Outstanding Business Leader

4.  Outstanding Local Chamber

5.  Excellence in Export

6.  Employer of Choice

7.  Excellence in Innovation

8.  Excellence in Sustainability

9.  Outstanding Community Organisation

10. Outstandin Start-up

11. Excellence in Diversity and Inclusion

12. Excellence in Micro Business

13. Excellence in Small Business

14. Excellence in Large Business

15. Business of the Year (selected from winners of other categories).

The 2022 Business Awards are proudly sponsored by Coastline as the main sponsor and Mid North Coast Community College Ltd., MBC Recruitment, Cassegrain Wines, and Hastings Co-Op, as category sponsors.

“These Awards give businesses across the Region the opportunity to reflect on the goals, strategies, and vision that have shaped their success, over the past year,” said Kellon Beard, Regional Manager of Business NSW Mid North Coast.

“Local businesses have had to put up with a lot of challenges over the past two years so this is a great opportunity to celebrate all the great things business leaders are doing to support our regional economy, generate employment and contribute to the strength of local communities.

The regional winners will automatically be finalists for the 2022 State Business Awards in November, in Sydney.

Entries for the Regional Awards close on the 25 July and businesses interested in entering can find information at:


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