A parade of vehicles left the Dubbo Rescue Association headquarters on Tuesday morning, in a tribute to fallen member Robert 'Bob' Burt. Mr Burt, 71, died last week following a short period with brain cancer.
Following the funeral car, and leading the association vehicles was the truck commonly referred to among the volunteers as 'Big Bird'.
Driven by association president Neil Sturrock, the truck arrived at the shed around the same time as Mr Burt who then adopted it.
Mr Sturrock has been with the squad for the whole 30 years that Mr Burt was.
"In recent years he hasn't been as involved so much with rescue jobs, but has always been there willing to help behind the scenes, especially with training. He was always interested in what was going on," he said.
Mr Burt was buried in his Volunteer Rescue Association Uniform, with his family supported at the graveside service by members of the Dubbo Rescue Squad.
Mr Burt was awarded an honorary life membership of the Dubbo Rescue Association and his 30 year service medal in September.