Quirindi Fire and Rescue NSW crews rescue koala during heatwave

Furry friend: The koala was rescued on Wednesday by a crew from the Quirindi Fire and Rescue NSW brigade and taken for a check-up. Photo: Fire and Rescue NSW

Furry friend: The koala was rescued on Wednesday by a crew from the Quirindi Fire and Rescue NSW brigade and taken for a check-up. Photo: Fire and Rescue NSW

THEY’RE used to battling fires and attending car crashes, but some of our local firefighters had a cute and cuddly rescue that won’t be forgotten anytime soon.

The Quirindi Fire and Rescue NSW crew were called to ‘assist the public’ about lunchtime on Wednesday, puzzling firefighters with what the incident could be.

“Fortunately for our friendly firies, on arrival, we were graced with this little Aussie icon who was just in need of a check-up,” a spokesperson said.

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WIRES were alerted to the rescue and collected the koala which has seen been taken for a medical check-up. Once the furry critter is given the ok, he will be released back into the area. 

In December, WIRES urged locals to keep an eye on koalas in the Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains area during the severe heatwave.

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