PEOPLE are being asked to support volunteer firefighters who have been responding to fires burning across the state.
To assist them, donations are being sought for items that NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteers regularly run out of.
The items they are most in need of are bottled water, fruit cups, poppers, small packets of chips, fruit, coffee sachets and electrolyte powder.
Other items that firefighters can snack on would also be appreciated.
To help with the efforts, Fencing and Gate Centre Bathurst will be accepting donations on Saturday.
People who have items they would like to donate are asked to call 0431 576 096 to arrange a time.
Manager of Fencing and Gate Centre Bathurst, Mitchell Finn, said the items will then be transported in bulk out to Lisdale and Hartley on Sunday.
Crews from around those areas have been called to fight fires in Taree, Glen Alice and closer to home in recent weeks.
Mr Finn said he saw the call-out for help on Facebook and wanted to get involved because it is such a great cause.
"I've got a couple of mates who are firies in the mountains. They just needs some gear so I thought I would jump on board," he said.
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In the two days he had been collecting donations for, Mr Finn had received several cases of bottled water, more than 30 bottles of Gatorade, tea and coffee, and a range of snacks.
He hopes to get more items to take to the firies on Sunday, however, he doesn't want the generosity to stop there.
"If any of the local firies need anything, just drop a line," Mr Finn said.
"I'm more than happy to keep it going."
If another donation drive starts, people can expect information to be posted on the Fencing and Gate Centre Bathurst Facebook page.
For those who would like to support the existing donation drive, they can drop off supplies themselves at 13 Cripps Avenue, Wallerawang in the coming days.
Donations will be accepted during the following times:
- Sunday, up until 5pm
- Monday, up until 5pm
- Wednesday, up until 5pm