Country to the Rescue 3 May 1999


3 May 1999

Member for Lismore, Thomas George today paid tribute to the local Volunteers from State Emergency Services, the NSW Rural Fire Service and the NSW Fire Brigade for their recent efforts in supporting their respective organisations in Sydney. They are currently assisting with the enormous task of the massive clean up being carried out since the hail storms of 14 April 1999.

Furthermore, I would like to acknowledge the generous employers who have made the time available for the volunteers to make the trip to Sydney.

A special thanks must also go to the families and friends who have supported the volunteers in this exercise.

No doubt, this type of community support will certainly be appreciated by the people of Sydney who experienced this disaster and now they will receive good old country support, which we as a community can be very proud of.

Contact Details:

Office: 55 Carrington Street  LISMORE
Postal: PO Box 52  LISMORE  NSW  2480
Telephone: 1800 336 166 or 02 6621 3624
Facsimile: 02 6622 1403  Email:

Authorised by Thomas George MP. Funded using Parliamentary entitlements.