Fallen firefighter Samuel McPaul farewelled in Holbrook

Picture: RURAL FIRE SERVICE
Picture: RURAL FIRE SERVICE

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.

Megan and Samuel McPaul.

Megan and Samuel McPaul.

RFS members and other emergency workers were asked to wear full operational uniform with medals.

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

BSB: 032-001

Account Number: 183554

Bank: Westpac