Convoy of Fire and Rescue NSW logistics trucks heads to northern flood-zones - VIDEO - Orchard Hills

Published: 23 Oct 2022 04:11pm

A convoy of Fire and Rescue NSW (FRNSW) supply trucks has left Sydney to establish an emergency services 'base of operations' in flood-zones in the state's north.

The base, a joint initiative between FRNSW and the Rural Fire Service, will be established on Broughton Oval in Moree, dependent on road access, and will support up to 150 emergency personnel.

Semi-trailers were packed with tents, stretchers and other supplies this afternoon at FRNSW's Emergency Services Academy at Orchard Hills and dispatched north.

FRNSW has deployed nine 'In-water' and 'storm' Strike Teams to assist the SES-led flood response in Deniliquin, Moama, Barham, Moree, Ballina, Grafton, Dubbo (working in Gunnedah at present) and Walgett.

Local FRNSW crews are also assisting their townships with evacuation advice, stranded vehicle rescues, sandbagging and aerial flood assessments, using FRNSW Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or drones.

Media note: Footage of the convoy being prepared and leaving Sydney is available here: [external link]

Updated: 30 Jan 2023 09:13pm

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Details about this incident may change and should not be used as emergency information and/or advice.

For all life threatening emergencies, call Triple Zero (000)

For flood information, warnings or requests for non-life threatening assistance, call the SES on 132 500 or visit the NSW State Emergency Service website here. [external link].

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