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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...

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...

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...

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...