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Denman firefighting newlyweds a ‘perfect match’


Pardon the pun… but Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) firefighters Amon Burkill and Jenna Giesler are a “perfect match”.

The loved-up couple recently tied the knot, taking their vows to new “fahrenheits” by stopping at the Upper Hunter fire station where they first met, immediately after the wedding ceremony.

Captain Burkill met his “flame”, and on-call firefighter, Giesler at work in mid-2021.

The noticeboard outside the Denman Fire Station.

Not surprisingly, they quickly “sparked” a romance.

And, at the weekend, the pair walked down the aisle.

However, once the formalities were over, Mr and Mrs Burkill apparently had a “burning desire” to venture to the Denman Fire Station, the scene of their introduction, to capture some happy snaps.

In true country style, they donned overalls and rode to the Rosemount Road premises on a dirt bike, where they met their colleagues who had dressed up the fire truck.

The station’s noticeboard also underwent a few changes.

“The only thing we can’t extinguish is love,” it read.

Their fellow firefighters also reflected on the privilege of working alongside the bride and groom, “most days with laughter, some days with tears, but always with the utmost integrity and respect”.

Mr Burkill admitted he and his wife could not have left their fire station out of their plans.

“It was our work in emergency services, which brought us together,” he said.

“We’re very grateful to have shared this special occasion with our station colleagues.

“In fact, we’re ‘stoked’ by the creativity of our crew – the pun-filled messages of love and the decorations on the fire truck were a nice touch,” Mrs Burkill added.

Although back at work, the newlyweds are planning a honeymoon in the United States next year.

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