The Hills SES continues to provide assistance to the Rural Fire Service as they fight 15 fires burning out of control in NSW.
‘‘Last week we had 17 SES (State Emergency Service) members on stand-by during the day and 30 after work to answer the Bushfire Information Line at the RFS headquarters in Homebush,’’ Hills SES’s local controller, Evelyn Lester, said.
‘‘This week we have about a dozen volunteers rostered to take calls.’’
Holroyd SES also has volunteers manning the telephones.
More than 135 bushfires were burning across the state as of last night.
Ms Lester said SES volunteers were also available, if necessary, to assist with the transportation of people, door-knocking, and the chain-sawing of trees that may have fallen on roads as a result of fires.
‘‘There is a memorandum of understanding that we support each other,’’ Ms Lester said of the relationship between the SES and RFS.