Local firies off to help other regions
AROUND 30 members of the Far North Coast Rural Fire Service have packed their bags at short notice and headed off to assist other regions.
RFS volunteers from Bilambil, Burringbar, Wardell, Mullumbimby, Murwillumbah and Alstonville all set off this afternoon in a convey from Wardell to Singleton, where they will be 'deployed where necessary' to help with current fire incidents and dangers.
Some of them may even be deployed to help in Victoria, where towns have been ravaged by fire.
Captain of the Tyalgum team, Peter Conroy, who will be acting as crew leader for the Burringbar crew, said that the volunteers will be going down to work as a mobile strike team.
"Where ever we're needed, that's where we'll go," said Mr Conroy.
"That's what we're here for - we're volunteers."