GOOD GUY | Hugh Scott saves lives with Rural Fire Service

DEDICATED: Rural Fire Service Cargo brigade firefighter Hugh Scott was part of a strike team that flew to northern NSW on Saturday to help fight fires near Casino.

DEDICATED: Rural Fire Service Cargo brigade firefighter Hugh Scott was part of a strike team that flew to northern NSW on Saturday to help fight fires near Casino.

Hugh Scott has been a member of the Rural Fire Service for 35 years.

On Saturday the Cargo brigade firefighter was one of 18 volunteers to join a strike team, which was deployed to help fight fires in northern NSW.

“It’s just to give everybody a break up there,” Mr Scott said.

“I’m a semi-retired farmer so I’ve got time and a fair bit of experience, it’s an opportunity to help somebody out.

“As a farmer, usually you want to protect you property, most farmers usually join the RFS.”

Mr Scott previously served with the Bolygamy brigade near West Wyalong.

His is now a member of the Cargo brigade and said the volunteers from that brigade are often called out, but mostly to attend car accidents on Cargo Road.