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The bush fire season in 2019/2020 was the most destructive in NSW history.
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Bringing out the best in people

See how a commemoration of the Black Saturday bush fires gave victims the strength they needed to continue the process of recovery.

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Imagine your community was affected by a bush fire a few years ago. What lessons would have been learnt?

Hey Firestormers!

If you want to help people recover from traumatic events, prepare yourself for a long commitment.

  • Fighting fires,
  • Fire experiences,
  • Major bush fires,
  • Recover,
  • People,
  • After a bush fire,
  • Black Saturday bush fires,
  • Re-building after a fire,
  • Black Summer 2019/2020


One year on from the 2019/2020 summer catastrophic bushfires, the Central Coast Council took time to say ‘thank you’ to the volunteers, frontline workers and residents who helped to protect the community and give back during one of the most devastating natural disasters the Coast has ever seen. The bush fires of summer 2019/20 will leave a lasting impact on us all. As we hear the unique stories of 15 courageous locals who gave so much during this time, one common theme shines through: the strength, resilience and spirit of the Central Coast community.

The Black Saturday bush fires claimed the lives of 173 people on February 7, 2009.

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