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The bush fire season in 2019/2020 was the most destructive in NSW history.
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Meet Ember, the Crisis Response Dog

Ember, The Crisis Response Dog, dropped in to the NSW RFS State Operations to say "hurro" on 14 January 2020. She lifted everyone's spirits!



When natural disasters occur, they can take a mental toll on many people. Which people might be stressed during a bush fire?

Hey Firestormers!

Ember even has her own Facebook page!

  • Fire experiences,
  • Major bush fires,
  • Respond


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.

A dog can help reduce stress, anxiety, and depression, and ease loneliness in a person, while also encouraging exercise and playfulness.

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