Detailed Information

The Cessnock District VRA Rescue Squad is a dedicated and accredited rescue unit serving the majority of the Cessnock Local Government Area (LGA). With over 35 years of voluntary service, the squad is available 24/7 to respond to a wide range of emergency incidents, including motor vehicle collisions, industrial accidents, vertical rescues, and more. Affiliated with the NSW Volunteer Rescue Association (VRA) since 1986, the squad works closely with various emergency services to provide assistance as needed.

One of the notable services provided by the Cessnock District VRA Rescue Squad is animal rescue. From ducks stuck in walls to horses in septic tanks, the squad’s caring volunteers are equipped to handle various animal rescue situations. While they do not re-home animals or serve as drop-off centers, they are committed to helping animals in distress within their primary response area of approximately 1800 km², which includes diverse terrains such as bushland, waterways, and industrial premises.

As a voluntary unit, all members of the Cessnock District VRA Rescue Squad offer their services without financial compensation. To continue their vital operations, the squad relies on community support and fundraising efforts. Their coverage area spans several towns within the Cessnock LGA, showcasing their readiness to respond to emergencies across a wide range of geographical and demographical features. For those looking to contribute or learn more about the squad’s work, donation information is available for those interested in supporting their mission.