NSW Rural Fire Service Mid Coast District sends crews to Queensland

Second group of firefighters to be deployed to help out with the fires in Queensland. Photo courtesy of NSW Rural Fire Service Mid Coast District
Second group of firefighters to be deployed to help out with the fires in Queensland. Photo courtesy of NSW Rural Fire Service Mid Coast District

Mid Coast firefighters are off again to lend a helping hand to our neighbours in the north.

NSW Rural Fire Service Mid Coast District sent a crew to assist with the Queensland fires on Sunday December 2.

It’s the second deployment of firefighters to head over the border within the past week.

With fire trucks from the Central Coast, Lower Hunter and Mid Coast districts, Strike Team North drove up to Queensland where they met arriving fire crews who were flying in.

The first group, a team of 17 fire crew, left on Wednesday (November 28) and returned home on Sunday (December 2).

The second deployment, a group 20 firefighters head north on Sunday, with plans to return back home on Thursday (December 6).

The teams consisted of volunteers from across the Mid Coast region, including the Gloucester area.

First group of firefighters to be deployed to help out in Queensland. Photo courtesy of NSW Rural Fire Service Mid Coast District

First group of firefighters to be deployed to help out in Queensland. Photo courtesy of NSW Rural Fire Service Mid Coast District