Morisset Fire and Rescue NSW Brigade

3rd August 2023

Mr GREG PIPER (Lake Macquarie)—Our emergency service workers are true heroes in every sense of the word, selflessly saving lives every day often at risk to their own. I would like to acknowledge the extraordinary efforts firefighters from the Morisset Fire and Rescue NSW 383 crew went to last week, to save a young man's life. In the early hours of 25 July 2023, the crew responded to a call for help after a car driven by a man in his 20s crashed at high speed into a tree off Hue Hue Road near Wyee. The force of the impact was so strong the driver was trapped in his car underneath its engine for an hour. The fast actions of Station Officer Garry Nash, Deputy Captain Scott Ganado and fire fighters Ross McDonald, Sam Cleasby and Christopher Rawlings, along with other emergency workers including the Westpac Rescue Helicopter medical team undoubtedly saved his life. It was a very delicate rescue operation, and I must also note that fire fighters Cleasby and Rawlings had only recently completed their rescue training course. I would like to thank everyone involved on a job superbly done.

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