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More than 300 members of the NSW Rural Fire Service (NSW RFS) headed to Glen Innes to hone their firefighting and emergency response skills at the 20th annual Northern Field Exercise at Glen Innes Showground last weekend.

Unfortunately, on the way one of the local fire trucks was involved in an accident with four local RFS members on board at the time.

‘The Main Arm 1 (Cat1 fire truck) was involved in an accident on the Gwydir Highway on Friday,’ Main Arm RFS Captain Mark Stanford told The Echo.

‘Two members had minor injuries and the other two travelled on to take part in the Region North training exercise for the weekend.’

The fire truck rolled after an incident involving another truck coming in the opposite direction.

‘The Cat1 fire truck was damaged beyond repair,’ Captain Stanford told The Echo.

‘Everyone involved is back home safe and sound. We are so lucky there were no serious injuries.’


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