Tamworth business keeps firefighters hydrated

THANKS: Wayne Wall donates bottles of water to Fire & Rescue Superintendent Tom Cooper on behalf of Mick Pearson Pest Solutions as local crews help battle blazes across the state. Photo: Gareth Gardner 130217GGE01
THANKS: Wayne Wall donates bottles of water to Fire & Rescue Superintendent Tom Cooper on behalf of Mick Pearson Pest Solutions as local crews help battle blazes across the state. Photo: Gareth Gardner 130217GGE01

AS LOCAL firefighters are deployed to help battle blazes across the state, one Tamworth business is doing its bit to help.

Mick Pearson Pest Solutions is helping keep fire crews cool during this heatwave – as blistering temperatures and strong winds make for unprecedented fires gripping parts of NSW – by donating bottles of water and lollies. 

Staff filled the back of a 4WD with water bottles and gifted them to Fire & Rescue Zone Superintendent Tom Cooper on Monday, to distribute to local crews.

THANKS: Fire & Rescue Superintendent Tom Cooper and Gretel Vincent accept water donations from Deb Pearson and Wayne Wall, of Mick Pearson Pest Solutions. Photo: Gareth Gardner 130217GGE02

THANKS: Fire & Rescue Superintendent Tom Cooper and Gretel Vincent accept water donations from Deb Pearson and Wayne Wall, of Mick Pearson Pest Solutions. Photo: Gareth Gardner 130217GGE02

It comes as firefighters from Tamworth, Gunnedah, Narrabri assist their south-western counterparts battling fires in the Coolah region. 

“It’s a gift of appreciation because we have the utmost appreciation for what they do,” business owner Deb Pearson said.

“We’re just a local family business wanting to give back.

“It won’t help much, but hopefully it puts a smile on their faces. If everybody does a little bit, it might make a difference.”