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Category: Emergency Services

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Hazard reduction burn in Cooranbong this weekend

NSW Rural Fire Service will be carrying out a hazard reduction burn this Saturday 21 November at Cooranbong, subject to suitable weather conditions. From 9am-7pm the burn will take place along 2 hectares...

Woman charged after road rage incident in Newcastle

A woman has been charged following an alleged road-rage incident in Newcastle earlier today. At about 6.20am (Friday 13 November), officers from Newcastle City Police District were called to Hunter Street, Newcastle, following...

New Marine Rescue home opens in Swansea

Marine Rescue Lake Macquarie opened its new headquarters at Swansea this morning, Friday 13 November. The volunteer organisation that deals with an average of two to three assists each day, will now have...

Public Safety Network expansion to support emergency services

It’s something we may not often think about, but the Public Safety Network or PSN, is vital to our emergency services. It’s a wireless communications network used by police, fire and emergency medical...

Man drowns at Nobbys Beach

A man has died after being found unconscious in the water at Nobbys Beach this morning. Emergency services were called to the beach just before 8am after they received reports about the...

Wet weather hits Newcastle and the Hunter

Residents across the Hunter are being urged to take care as wet weather is expected to continue over the coming days. The Bureau of Meteorology has forecast that heavy rainfall and damaging winds...

Motorcyclist dies after crash in Lake Macquarie

A man has died following a motorcycle crash in Lake Macquarie yesterday. At about 5.40pm (Wednesday 14 October), emergency services were called to Flowers Drive, Catherine Hill Bay, following reports a motorcycle had...

M1 diversions after single-vehicle fatality

Traffic is being diverted on the M1 after a fatal single-vehicle accident earlier this morning. A man has died in the Lake Macquarie region after his car left the road and rolled down...

Rescue crew acknowledged for astonishing efforts

A rescue crew has been awarded for its extraordinary efforts after a treacherous rescue off Newcastle’s coast last year.  The Westpac 1 Rescue Helicopter Crew received the Professional Commendation Award at the 2020...

Police urge caution this long weekend

Don’t speed, don’t drive a boat under the influence of drugs and alcohol, and make smart decisions. This is the advice from NSW Police as the state heads into the October long weekend. From...

Teen dies in single-vehicle crash near Cessnock

A teenager has died in a single-vehicle crash in the Hunter Valley last night. About 8pm on Wednesday 30 September emergency services were called to Mount View Road in Mount View following reports...

Couple’s tireless efforts to protect life and property

Lower Hunter Firefighter Neil Mutton describes it as the worst bushfire season he has ever seen. The NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) member of 42 years says the 2019/20 campaign was “a hectic...

Unit fire in Hamilton South

Just after 1pm today (Wednesday 30 September) several Fire and Rescue NSW crews attended Fowler St, Hamilton South after receiving numerous reports of a unit block fire. Crews from Lambton Fire Station were...

UPDATE: Man arrested after public place shooting in Kurri Kurri

A 40-year-old man has been arrested after a public place shooting in Kurri Kurri. At about 12.15pm today (Wednesday 30 September), officers from Hunter Valley Police District were called to Lang Street,...

Car drives into shop front at Cessnock

Emergency crews were called to Darwin Street in Cessnock this morning after reports a vehicle had crashed into a shop. At around 10 am crews arrived on the scene to find a single...

Police launch summer safety campaign across regional NSW

Police are warning residents to plan ahead and to expect a different holiday experience during the summer months of 2020-2021 as they launch the first phase of their summer safety campaign. Operation Summer...

Firefighters contain nasty blaze in Gillieston Heights

Fire crews have managed to contain a blaze at a house in Gillieston Heights despite it threatening to spread to neighbouring properties. Just before 5pm yesterday, police, paramedics and Fire and Rescue NSW...

Three injured after car drives off cliff at Bar Beach

Two women and a child have been injured after a car drove off a cliff and crashed onto a beach in Newcastle today. About 10.25am (Thursday 24 September 2020), emergency services were called...

Marine Rescue among thousands receiving thanks

Three hundred and sixty-five members of Marine Rescue NSW are among the 65,000 to receive a Bushfire Emergency Citation recognising their efforts within the State’s biggest bushfire crisis in living memory. The members’...

Semi-trailer accident near Buchanan

UPDATE: Fire and Rescue NSW has released confronting photos of the truck rollover near East Maitland this morning. Just after 7am, Fire and Rescue NSW responded to the crash near the East Maitland exit...

Appeal to locate missing Lake Macquarie teenager

Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a teenage boy who has been missing from his Lake Macquarie home since Tuesday. Fourteen-year-old Cooper Hazlewood was noticed missing at about 1.00pm on...