WITH the record floods inundating the northern river town of Lismore, local volunteers answered the call.
Joe Zezeran, Bruce Mc Grath, Clay Niki and Scott Hamilton drove a Tilligerry RFS tanker to the scene of devastation, rolled up their sleeves and got stuck into the big clean-up.
They were part of a task force of five tankers from the Lower Hunter which travelled in convoy to the disaster zone.
So what did they do?
According to Joe, most of their work was clearing damaged household goods from properties and stacking in on nature strips for removal.
They also cleared mud from school classrooms and washed down furniture.
Around 500 emergency service personnel (mainly from the RFS)were in attendance with some coming from as far afield as South Australia.
The four man team has now returned home and has been replaced by the trio of George Brandenburg (captain) Kevin Jansen and Garth Payne.
By Geoff WALKER