NSW Flood assistance
Published Date: 09 Mar 2012
NSW Rural Fire Service volunteers have been providing valuable assistance in communities across flood affected parts of the State in recent weeks.
As many as 250 NSW RFS volunteers a day, in support of the State Emergency Service, have been involved in activities such as sandbagging homes and assisting with emergency evacuations.
Members have also been assisting with recovery efforts such as the cleaning of flooded homes, businesses and schools.
Crews have also been working to restore access to communities by cleaning flooded areas.
The NSW RFS has provided extensive aviation support with, at times, more than 30 aircraft a day.
Assistance has extended to support of the State Emergency Service on incident management teams in flood affected areas and at the SES headquarters in Wollongong.
The NSW RFS would like to acknowledge the support of communities affected by floods, as well as employers who have permitted staff to assist.