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Brisbane City to throw ticker tape parade for our heroic firefighters

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The City of Brisbane will host a special parade for Queenslanders who’ve assisted in the bushfire crisis.

Around 700 firefighters, volunteers, service personnel and wildlife carers have been tackling fires across parts of Queensland and down in New South Wales since September last year.

Brisbane Lord Mayor Adrian Schrinner tells Mark Levy the ticker tape parade will provide an opportunity to thank them for their courageous efforts.

“There are so many different ways that we can help and support.

“Giving donations, that’s one of them, but also saying thank you to the individuals in person, acknowledging them and giving them this formal recognition through the city is important.”

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A date for the parade is yet to be locked in, but it will be held within a matter of weeks.

Mark Levy has called on Sydney Lord Mayor Clover Moore to do the same for New South Wales firefighters.

Her office has responded with the following statement, saying it is the responsibility of the Department of Premier and Cabinet.

“Normally events of this nature in Sydney are organised by Dept of Premier and Cabinet – I’d suggest approaching them.

If something was planned, the City would follow the lead of DPC.

Also, by way of background, the City has raised over $13m for bushfire relief, contributed $620,000 to bushfire recovery, is offering temporary parking permits to those displaced by fire who are staying in the City and is hosting NSW Office of Emergency Management at the City of Sydney.”