Eden Forestry Corporation staff presented citations for role in bushfires

WELL DESERVED: Forestry Corporation staff in Eden receive NSW Bushfire Emergency Citations. Picture: Supplied
WELL DESERVED: Forestry Corporation staff in Eden receive NSW Bushfire Emergency Citations. Picture: Supplied

NSW Bushfire Emergency Citations have been presented to Forestry Corporation staff in Eden, acknowledging their contribution to the 2019-20 firefighting efforts.

NSW Emergency Bushfire Citation recipients receive a citation, certificate of recognition, commemorative cap and a letter from the Premier acknowledging their contribution and thanking them for their service.

Acting CEO Anshul Chaudhary said Forestry Corporation staff were heavily involved in the firefighting efforts, alongside around 65,000 NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers and service personnel, as part of the state's coordinated firefighting efforts.

"During the black summer fire season, Forestry Corporation staff completed over 16,000 individual firefighting shifts, equating to in excess of 250,000 hours in firefighting and incident management," he said.

"Forestry Corporation also engaged a range of contractors to support the firefighting efforts, including heavy plant operators, aircraft and other service providers."