Kenthurst News at The Fire Station

As the fire season starts our state has been under serious threat. Our Hills District fire fighters have been asked to help in areas under threat in Tenterfield and Glenn Innes.

The Hills district has many fire fighters on their way for deployment throughout the Mid North Coast on section 44 wildfires and there will be more deployments during this volatile fire season.

L-R: Robyn Preston MP, Anthony Papallo, Commissioner Rob Rogers

More than 20 members of the Hills District RFS have been recognised for their dedication and achievements at a special ceremony held at the Dural Country Club.

Commissioner of the RFS Rob Rogers joined the Hills District Manager Superintendent Glen McCartney to present three National Emergency Medals, 1 Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal, 13 National Medals and 5 Long Service Medals to the members at the ceremony.

The National Emergency Medal is awarded to persons who rendered sustained or significant service during nationally significant emergencies in Australia, including the 2019-2020 bush fires.

The commissioner said “Members of The Hills District have always answered the call, not only assisting with incidents locally but also to communities in need across the state.”

Kenthurst RFS proudly honours two extraordinary members of our team, Sue Talbert and Anthony Papallo for their exceptional commitment and service.

Sue has been awarded her 2nd Clasp for the National Medal, marking over 35 years of service.

Anthony has earned his 10-year Long Service Medal.

L-R: Councillor Mark Hodges MP, Sue Talbert, Commissioner Rob Rogers

Their unwavering dedication to our community is absolutely inspiring. They are both shining examples of the spirit that defines the NSW Rural Fire Service. We are immensely proud of your remarkable achievements and deeply grateful for your service.


The NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) is the world’s largest volunteer fire service, made up of more than 70,000 dedicated volunteers right across NSW.

NSW RFS volunteers are ready to respond to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, all year round, attending a range of incidents from bush and grass fires to house and structure fires, road accidents and assisting at other events like floods, storms, and searches.

Volunteering with the NSW RFS offers you the opportunity to learn new and valuable skills that will not only assist you in your voluntary role but in day-to-day life and even your workplace. It is also an opportunity to meet people you wouldn’t normally meet.

For many of our members, it’s also about being part of a wonderful tradition and an organisation with a very proud history.

Anyone wishing to join meet at Kenthurst Fire station on Saturday at 1pm or call 0402 114 628.