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Category: Emergency Services

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New hub for city’s emergency services

A new Local Emergency Operations Centre will become Newcastle's go-to site in an emergency situation. The state-of-the-art, purpose-built facility on Stewart Avenue was toured by a dozen...

Motorcyclist dies after crash near Cessnock

A motorcyclist has died following a crash near Cessnock yesterday. At about 10.50am (Saturday 5 September), emergency services were called to Great North Road, Wollombi, following reports...

UPDATE: Missing Hunter teenager located

Andrei Timis has been located safe and well. Yesterday (Monday 31 August), officers from the Newcastle City Police District were notified when the 15-year-old boy left...

Man dies after crash at New Lambton

Police are awaiting the results of a post-mortem examination after a man died following a crash at New Lambton overnight. Officers from Newcastle City Police District have...

Volunteers not enough to avoid another black summer, says union boss

NSW needs another 1,000 permanent firefighting staff to avoid another black summer, says Public Service Association (PSA) union boss Stewart Little. The association, which represents the professional...

Appeal for witnesses after fatal crash at Charlestown

Police are appealing for witnesses following a fatal crash at Charlestown last week. Emergency services were called to the Pacific Highway at Charlestown about 9.25pm last Thursday...

Man dies in crash at Charlestown

A man has died in a fatal single vehicle crash in Charlestown on the Pacific Highway. At about 9.25pm yesterday (Thursday 30 July), emergency services were...

Fire at Wallsend Post Office

Wallsend Post Office, located in the Wallsend Village is closed today after a fire ripped through the store last night. Fire and Rescue NSW crews from Wallsend and Minmi...

Flash flooding causes chaos

Flash flooding has posed a tough challenge for Newcastle State Emergency Services (SES) crews. A heavy downpour on Sunday afternoon saw areas of Wallsend, Callaghan, Mayfield, New...

Wild weather to hit Newcastle and the Hunter

Residents across the Hunter are set to experience wild weather this week. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued a hazardous surf and wind warning for much of the NSW coast. 

Investigation into suspicious house fire launched

An investigation is underway following a suspicious house fire in Loxford this morning. At about 3.30am (Thursday 9 July), emergency services were called to a house on...

Missing teen found safe in Blue Mountains

A teenager who went missing in the Port Stephens area has been found safe and well in the Blue Mountains. Thirteen-year-old Darshan Siegel was last seen on...

Motorists urged to drive safely

Motorists across the Hunter are being urged to drive safely ahead of the Queen’s Birthday long weekend. The NSW Police Force has launched a new operation targeting...

Man critical after crash on Hunter Expressway

An investigation is underway following a two-car crash that left a man in a critical condition in the Hunter region overnight. At around 8.30pm yesterday, emergency services...

Raising awareness of missing children

Children across the globe go missing every day – in Australia, two young people are reported missing every hour. Today, Monday 25 May, is International Missing Children's...

Man dies in crash at Maitland

A man has died after a single-vehicle crash in Maitland today. At about 10.35am emergency services were called to John Renshaw Drive, Buchanan, after an Isuzu utility...

Campaign aims to put brakes on road fatalities

Motorists across the Hunter Region are being urged to “switch on” and do the right thing ahead of this year’s Fatality Free Friday.   It is estimated...

RFS Commissioner bids farewell to service

It is the end of an era for the NSW Rural Fire Service as Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons departs the organisation today after more than three decades. Commissioner...

Five years on from April 2015 superstorm

This month marks the five-year anniversary of the superstorm that battered the Hunter. From 20 to 22 April 2015, a powerful East Coast low-pressure system hit the...

New recruits for police district

Wallsend State MP Sonia Hornery has welcomed news that the Newcastle City Police District will receive three new police officers in the latest allocation of new recruits.

Newcastle earthquake: 30 years since disaster struck city

On 28 December 1989, one of the most serious natural disasters in Australia’s history struck Newcastle. Photojournalist Steve Tickner was in his apartment at Parkway Avenue when...
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