Ebor Base 1 is the name given to the makeshift helicopter pad and headquarters during this week's bushfire crisis.
The National Parks and Wildlife Park Air section has located their base at Ebor.
The National Parks Air staff arrived from Bankstown airport base and have assisted with fighting fires in the Guy Fawkes National Park at Bees Nest. On Wednesday, they helped with the Raspberry Creek fire, burning closer to Armidale.
The Armidale Express met Jake Laurie and Kelly Nowal, the aircraft operational staff attached to Parks Air at National Parks and Wildlife.
"The fire is devastating," they said. "It was amazing how fast the fire moved; you could not have been prepared for it."
It was more like a summer fire - unusual for early spring, so close to winter. Normally, they would not expect to see such an inferno before December.
"There are lots of dead animals, they said. "The worst vision is all sorts of animals, stock with no opportunity to get away, in that country."
They explained how they fight fires from the air in their helicopter.
"We are fortunate the RFS and Parks radio communications have two different radio networks,"'they said. "This means that we can cover the same areas as they work well together. We transmit back to our operational centre, but we can also talk to the fire fighters we can see below us in the gullies.
The 'comms central' command post advise the groups on the ground, but we can assist as we swoop and move between channels providing direct vision, via radio, of what is occurring below.
Drought relief and fire services are networked at Ebor. The Local Land Services are distributing hay at the showground to those in desperate need because of the drought.
Chris Gibbins, from Tutti Frutti Wholesale, Coffs Harbour, donated his time to drive hay to Marengo, affected by the Bees Nest fire, where the truck load was urgently needed.
"Aall the locals, including the farmers, at Marengo are fighting fires," Mr Gibbins said. "The stock are desperate and need feeding."
Emergency Services Minister David Elliot visited this week with NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro, who and praised the volunteers' efforts.
"700 volunteers ... have taken the time to protect our country cousins from these bushfires," Mr Elliott said.
The Ebor Falls Hotel Motel has provided accommodation for Rural Fire Service volunteers - the front line in the sky for fighting fires in forests.