Statement on death of volunteer firefighter

Issued: 26 November 2015

I am deeply saddened by the death of a NSW Rural Fire Service volunteer in the Hunter region tonight.

The volunteer, like all our emergency service workers, was selflessly dedicating his time to the protection of the community.

It is a timely reminder of the dangers faced by our emergency service workers every day.

On behalf of the NSW Government and the community, my sincere condolences to the officer's family, friends and his fellow firefighters.