Hundreds of emergency service personnel are gathering in Holbrook this morning to farewell Samuel McPaul, the firefighter who died while battling the Green Valley fire on December 30.
The 28-year-old's funeral was due to be held at the Holbrook Sports Stadium from 10am.
Australian Community Mediadid not attend the funeral service, as the family and Rural Fire Service requested media stay away.
Mr McPaul was expecting a child with his wife Megan, and a fundraiser is generating money for the family.
Donations can be made into the following account:
Account Name: NSW Rural Fire Service
Account Number: 183554
Today we have farewelled #NSWRFS volunteer Samuel McPaul who died while fighting the Green Valley bush fire at Jingelic last month. Samuel’s wife Megan has been presented with a Commissioner’s Commendation for Service and a Commissioner’s Commendation for Bravery. pic.twitter.com/W8HkwEqt5e— NSW RFS (@NSWRFS) January 17, 2020