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Fire and Rescue Strike Teams and RFS crews help with Hawkesbury’s clean up

Mar 11, 2022

Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) crews and local RFS brigades are helping Hawkesbury communities in their flood disaster clean-up efforts with FRNSW crews active at the moment in Mulgrave and McGraths Hill, and the RFS operating across pretty much every suburb.


Four FRNSW Strike Teams are operating in the Hawkesbury.


Oakville RFS helping with the cleanup this week in South Windsor


Firefighters have been going door-to-door, contacting residents at more than 250 properties, checking on their welfare and determining their needs.


Across all the affected areas, crews have removed water from homes, ripped out water-logged flooring, removed ruined furniture, offered safety advice, and provided basic first aid to people with minor injuries.


Crews will remain in the flood-affected communities, helping where needed, and ensuring they’re prepared to respond to any emergency that come up too.


Resident Angela Fewkes contacted the Post to tell us how amazing the firefighters and the community in general had been.


“I just wanted to share how amazing the Hawkesbury Headquarters Fire Brigade are for helping the residents on Erina Place, South Windsor commence their clean up,” said Ms Fewkes.


The pictures were taken at her aunt’s home.

“They helped her hose off mud and debris as well as move her damaged furniture and possessions to the pile out the front,” said Ms Fewkes who added, “thanks to all the neighbours who checked in on each other, delivered food and have offered support.

“Just goes to show how amazing our community is.”


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