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Terrific initiative by NSW Rural Fire Service up north

NSW Rural Fire Service post: "With so many NSW Rural Fire Service firefighters now helping the flood response on the north coast, they need somewhere to eat and sleep.

That's why we've set up a base camp on the outskirts of Lismore so they can rest up - sometimes after a long drive from home hundreds of kilometres away, and before heading out to help residents and businesses.

There's facilities including showers and toilets, food service areas, first aid and even daily Rapid Antigen Tests to help keep everyone COVID safe.

It also means that accommodation that wasn't impacted by the floods can be used by local residents."



Of interest is seeing the Ex-Mayor of Eurobodalla making a comment on the public post:




It is understood that the excellent facilities are funded via standard disbursements and are not connected with the Bushfire donations. Facilities such as these could well have been provided to those who lost their homes to the bushfires in Eurobodalla, located on public reserves and ovals. But they weren't. Instead we now have an overcrowded 'tent city' at North Head Primitive camping site owned by Council. All sites are unpowered, the toilets are basic and the campsite has cold showers and taps are connected to drinkable town water. In regards to the ex-mayor's Covid comment; NSW has recorded 9017 new COVID-19 cases and five deaths in the 24 hours to 4pm March 6th. There are 1066 COVID-19 patients in hospital, with 43 in ICU. Hospitalisation numbers are up on yesterday when 1009 patients were being cared for, while ICU numbers remain stable at 43. Well done NSW Rural Fire Service and to those volunteers from the South East who are now helping out up north.

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