Fire and Rescue NSW releases incredible footage capturing ‘the role of a fire fighter’

Fire and Rescue NSW has released incredible footage from fire fighting efforts across the state yesterday.

There are still 100 fires burning across New South Wales, though conditions on Thursday were particularly bad, with a State of Emergency declared.

Two fire fighters were tragically killed last night, when a tree fell into the path of their truck and the vehicle rolled off the road.


Three other passengers were injured as well.

This morning, footage has been released from fire fighting efforts yesterday, where crews are followed through various situations.

“Yesterday was a tough day. We rode-along with Strike Team Echo and captured the essence of the diverse and challenging role a firefighter has, from saving a house and petrol station to letting a young local resident hold the hose as they blackout the hotspots.

“We continue to keep those killed and injured yesterday in our thoughts,” the post reads.

Watch the footage below.

A the end of the video, a short message is posted about the tragic events that occurred after filming.

“Shortly after these crews left the fire ground two NSW RFS volunteer firefighters were tragically killed in Buxton when their truck hit a tree and rolled off the road while travelling in convoy.

“Another three firefighters have received injuries as a result of the accident.

“Fire and Rescue NSW keeps these Firefighters’ family, friends and colleagues in our thoughts,” the statement reads.

A State of Emergency was declared yesterday morning, and will stay in place for another six days.