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NSW in the line of duty deaths

VFBV is saddened to hear of the loss of two New South Wales firefighters in the line of duty on Tuesday 12 December.

RFS Group Captain Dale Bowles suffered a medical episode while responding to a car fire in the Moama area on Tuesday afternoon.  Dale had been a member of the RFS since 2015 and prior to that had an extensive career with CFA.

Michael Kidd lost his life while responding to a house fire at Grose Vale, north west of Sydney with Fire and Rescue NSW on Tuesday morning.  Michael had been a member of Fire and Rescue NSW since 2010 and a volunteer with the NSW Rural Fire Service since 1989.

Our thoughts and our deepest condolences are with the families, friends, loved ones and colleagues of both Dale and Michael.

On behalf of VFBV, CFA volunteers and all members we express our heartfelt sorrow and pass on our thoughts and prayers.  We mourn alongside both Fire and Rescue NSW and the NSW Rural Fire Service during this sad time.  

Adam Barnett
Chief Executive Officer, Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria

 

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