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SA to send more help to NSW

08/11/2019

Following today's significant fire activity, South Australia's Emergency Services will be sending another deployment of fire fighters to help with efforts in Northern New South Wales.

With over 90 fires burning, including 55 uncontained and 14 fires threatening townships, the NSWRFS contacted the SACFS this morning requesting help.

South Australia a contingent of 34, consisting of:
16 SACFS Volunteer fire fighters;
10 Department of Environment and Water personnel; and
8 SA Metropolitan Fire Service.

The South Australian Ambulance Service will also be providing paramedic support to the deployment.

This will bring the total number of personnel, from across our emergency services, deployed to NSW in the past month to over 180.

Due to the nature of the fires, the NSWRFS has engaged the Australian Defence Force, with some personnel flying to the fire zone via a RAAF VIP fleet plane.

Media are invited to attend the General Aviation Terminal at Adelaide Airport from 7am on Saturday, 9th of November.

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For media enquiries telephone the CFS Media Line on (08) 8115 3531.

Further information:
Contact the Bushfire Information Hotline on 1800 362 361, for hearing or speech impaired users, phone 1300 555 727 then ask for 1800 362 361 or teletype service TTY 133 677 then ask for 1800 362 361.
Other options are available at National Relay Service.
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