NSW FIRE & Rescue’s Carthage St brigade were glad of a relatively peaceful Christmas period, with both Christmas Day and Boxing Day quiet for the hard working team.
The brigade hosted a Christmas Day lunch and invited new NR3 region inspector Grant O’Regan and his wife Gail to join them.
Firefighter Andrew Coe said it was great to have a relaxing Christmas lunch of roast pork with almost no job callouts.
“It was nice and quiet – it was a very jolly day at the station,” Mr Coe said.
They try to have a Christmas lunch every year, “just to try to keep up the festive spirit at the station”.
It was great to have Inspector O’Regan at the lunch.
“He and his wife have only been here in town for about six weeks,” Mr Coe said.
Nine people enjoyed the perfect roast crackling – including the “temporarily homeless” Matt Newberry, joked firefighter Gary Cork.