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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

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Tribute to emergency service volunteers

This weekend marks the annual Emergency Services Volunteer Memorial Service, honouring volunteers who have died while protecting their communities. Traditionally held at various venues across the state, this year's service will be streamed...

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...

Putting plans in place ahead of bushfire season

Martin Siemsen wants the community to be prepared for this year’s bushfire season. The Rural Fire Service (RFS) District Manager for the Lower Hunter hopes that residents around the Hunter will attend the...

Wildlife charity, Rural Fire Service benefit from donations

Donations from Newcastle Permanent employees are being put to good use, with two local organisations set to benefit. The Rural Fire Service (RFS) and Wildlife Information Rescue and Education Service (WIRES) will receive...

One dead in Merriwa house fire

Police have located a body following a house fire in the Upper Hunter today. Emergency services were called to a rural property on Mountain Station Road at about 9.15am today, following reports a...

Donations pour in for firefighters

Novocastrians heard the call for help after devastating bushfires forced the evacuation of homes, destroyed millions of hectares of land, and led to the loss of lives. Hundreds of residents flocked to Gibbs...
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