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Assist Infirm Disabled Elderly Residents (AIDER)

Service comes to your home

Phone: 1800 679 737 (1800 NSW RFS)

Fax: 02 8741 5550

Mail: Locked Bag 17, Granville NSW 2142

Email:

Web: www.rfs.nsw.gov.au

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Description: a free, one-off service which supports some of the most at-risk community members. The program helps people live more safely and confidently in their home in areas where bush fires may start. The AIDER program is designed for people who have limited domestic support available from family, relatives, friends or other services. This could include older people, people living with a disability, and people who are already receiving community assistance and services. Their property must also be on bush fire prone land (land that can support a bush fire or be subject to bush fire attack). AIDER services can include: clearing gutters thinning vegetation around the home removing leaf and tree debris trimming branches from close to the home mowing or slashing long grass.

Contact: 02 8741 5555 (Headquarters), 000 (Emergency)

Area Served: NSW

Volunteering Note: Firefighting, administration, communications, catering, community education and engagement, training, operational logistics support, welfare support, equipment maintenance and youth development.

Keywords: Fire Brigade; Rescue Services; Disaster Services; Emergency Services Volunteers; People with a Disability; Older People; Gardening Volunteers; Home Maintenance Volunteers; Home Maintenance

Alternative Names: NSW Rural Fire Service

Parent Organisation: NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS)

© IDEAS [95501] Last Full Review: 4Oct19

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