Salute to Service - Fire and Rescue NSW
The Dyldam Parramatta Eels will take on the South Sydney Rabbitohs this Friday night (27 March 2015) at Pirtek Stadium with the Round Four clash being the Eels #SalutetoService game of 2015.
Dave Blomdahl has been a fire fighter for the past 13 years and currently works at the Wentworthville Fire Station, with his current crew for the last four and a half years.
Blomdahl is a lifelong fan of the Blue and Gold and gave us an insight into what it’s like to work at the Wentworthvile Fire Station, where some days are spent doing a 24-hour shift with some of his closest mates.
“The bit I like about it [being a firefighter] is the sense of mateship and having played team sports growing up, it has that comradery and fun of being together as a group,” Blomdahl said.
“You are not just work mates; you become actual mates that rely on each other.”
Growing up in Castle Hill and having played rugby league for the Hills District, Blomdahl has always been involved in the game and has now began sharing his love for the Eels with his son.
“My weekend is taken up by my young bloke who plays rugby league, so I watch plenty of rugby league at a grass roots level” Blomdahl said.
“But I have my Foxtel and I never miss a game!”
The Eels “Salute to Service” Round is a way of saying thankyou by involving servicemen and women from the defence forces as well as local frontline services like police, ambulance and fire.
The local frontline services and other servicemen and women from the defence forces will also have a presence in ‘TryLine City’ - the precinct area of Pirtek Stadium.