Volunteer Firefighters Who Died Identified As Two Sydney Dads
The New South Wales Rural Fire Service has identified the two firefighters who died yesterday after their truck rolled over.
The RFS tweeted photos of the men, who have been named as Deputy Captain Geoffrey Keaton and Firefighter Andrew O'Dwyer - they were both from Horsley Park Brigade.
"Our thoughts are with their family, friends & fellow brigade members," the Fire Service said.
They were killed when the truck they were in yesterday hit a tree and rolled off the road.
The RFS added: "Another three firefighters have received injuries as a result of the accident. The Service's thoughts are with all the firefighter's family, friends and fellow brigade members.
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"This is an absolutely devastating event in what has already been an incredibly difficult day and fire season."
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has paid tribute to the two men and says their efforts will never be forgotten.
"They were bravely defending their communities with an unmatched spirit and a dedication that will forever set them apart amongst our most courageous Australians," Morrison said.
"Their sacrifice and service saving lives and saving properties will be forever remembered. I wish those injured all the best in their recovery."
Featured Image Credit: NSW RFS