RFS volunteer dies in Hunter region | Hunter Valley News




THE NSW Rural Fire Service has confirmed the death of a volunteer firefighter in the Hunter region.

The male volunteer was working on a fire at Stanford Merthyr near Cessnock when he suffered a suspected heart attack on Thursday evening.

Fire fighters across the Hunter work hard to contain blazes. Tragically one volunteer with the RFS died from a suspected heart attack. Pic: Courtesy Fire and Rescue NSW Facebook page.
FIRES RAGE: Fire fighters across the Hunter work hard to contain blazes. Tragically one volunteer with the RFS died from a suspected heart attack. Pic: Courtesy Fire and Rescue NSW Facebook page.
The RFS said fellow volunteers provided initial medical assistance including the use of an Automated External Defibrillator until ambulance officers arrived.

The volunteer passed away while being transported by ambulance to the John Hunter Hospital in Newcastle.

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