2,500 RFS volunteers given free tickets to Cold Chisel
The NSW Government is saying thanks to firies by giving thousands the opportunity to see Cold Chisel perform live.
2,500 tickets have been released to the Rural Fire Service ahead of Chisel’s concert with Hoodoo Gurus, Birds Of Tokyo and Busby Marou.
The gig takes place at Bankwest Stadium in Paramatta, and Acting Sports Minister Geoff Lee says it’s a small token of appreciation.
“This is a small gesture that we hope can bring some joy to the firies that have shown extraordinary courage and sacrifice in the face of devastation,” he said.
“I would like to extend my deepest thanks to the selfless emergency service staff and volunteers who continue to work tirelessly to protect our homes, communities and way of life,” he added.
Minister for Emergency Services David Elliott added; “They have risked their lives to protect the community – they are the definition of Australian heroes.
“I’m thrilled to see the entertainment industry get behind our volunteers and give them an opportunity to have a good time. No one joins the RFS for praise or accolades, but I couldn’t think of a group of men and women more deserving.”
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Cold Chisel themselves are pledging a six-figure sum to fire services, while fans attending the Blood Moon Tour will be able to donate to bushfire relief funds on the night.
There’ll also be a t-shirt on sale, with all funds going to NSW RFS.
“Despite this adversity, there’s been incredible generosity shown by the Australian people,” added NSW Fire Chief Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons.
“We’re grateful to the NSW Government for offering our members tickets to the Cold Chisel concert, so they can take time out to enjoy a night off with these Aussie rock legends.”