'They put their own lives at risk': Volunteers praised

Rural Fire Service assisted Fire and Rescue NSW as Fire and Rescue NSW at a bush fire near East Ballina. File photo.Marc Stapelberg

Rural Fire Service assisted Fire and Rescue NSW as Fire and Rescue NSW at a bush fire near East Ballina. File photo.Marc Stapelberg

THE NSW Rural Fire Service Association is encouraging communities across the state to thank their local fire fighters for their hard work today, on International Volunteer Day.

RFSA President Ken Middleton said fire fighters work tirelessly to protect lives, homes and property and it's important that they are appropriately recognised.