All posts tagged Eddie Vaysbakh

‘I couldn’t get to him’: 90-year-old Marcus Opit mourned

A JEWISH firefighter has spoken of his desperate attempts to save an elderly man’s life after heroically entering his burning house in Dover Heights while off-duty this week.

Community remembers our fallen Diggers

A touching address about the human cost of war, by Jillian Skinner, was one the highlights of the Communal Remembrance Day Service at Sydney Jewish Museum.

Skinner to speak at NAJEX commemoration

NSW Health Minister Jillian Skinner will reflect on her family’s military experiences when she addresses the NAJEX Remembrance Day commemoration next month.

Fighting fire with bravery

For Jewish firefighter Eddie Vaysbakh, receiving an Australian Group Bravery Citation at Government House on September 11 was a chance to reflect on a situation three years ago that had the potential to become Australia’s worst man-made disaster.

Jewish firefighter honoured

ONE of the state’s only Jewish firefighters has been recognised with a bravery medal for his efforts during a massive petrol leak last year, which could have resulted in a catastrophic fire and explosion.