A lovely old building in Glen Innes - but shire council is a warren of small rooms inside

The big bush fire near Pinkett, south-east of Glen Innes, has shown the new Northern Tablelands headquarters for the Rural Fire Service at its best. It’s bright and roomy, with communication with the crews ont he ground and within the building itself at its fastest and most efficient. It’s state of the art.

But the old headquarters had been running in tandem, just to make sure the new systems work and glitches can be straightened out.

Before the old building is vacated, we thought we;d give you a look at the rooms and the people who have worked heroically in them – and who transfer to the new premises.

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