The Riverina Zone Rural Fire Service are fighting both in the background and at ground zero to protect property and lives as fires ravage the state's north and parts of Queensland's coast.
With a number of volunteers from the Riverina Zone already fighting in the fire zone, another group are preparing to leave their lives and families behind to help others in need.
"We've got another 20 people listed to go up Thursday," Bradley Stewart, a Riverina Zone operational officer for the NSW RFS, said.
"We flew the previous group in on Friday, so they have been on the fire ground since yesterday and won't return until Thursday when the next group go."
Mr Stewart said they have a continuous cycle of volunteers sent up to replace the incoming crews, making sure there is no drop in firefighter availability.
"Even though they're being flown in, we do have a number of trucks from here and from other surrounding locations that have been driven in to the fire zone for our fighters to use," he said.
Currently as of Sunday morning, 72 fires were burning across NSW, 36 of which were not under control and 11 fires remain at a watch and act level.
Three people have been declared dead, five missing and up to 30 injured across NSW as a result of the blazes, and at least 150 homes have been destroyed.
For QLD, 55 bushfires are burning with a state of emergency declared across 42 local government areas.
Mr Stewart said the conditions are looking to worsen into the week.
"The fire conditions we are facing particularly on Tuesday may well be the worst on record," he said.
"There is a very high probability that Tuesday will make Friday look small-scale, and that was catastrophic."
Now is a better time than any to think seriously about fire plans, according to Mr Stewart.
"Now is a really good time for people to sit down with family and loved ones to plan what they'll do if threatened by fire," he said.
"Know the trigger points, what they'll take and where they'll go, and let there loved ones know they're safe.
"While the fires aren't directly affecting us here, they still have an impact and I encourage everyone to develop bushfire survival plans, understand that leaving early is the safest option, and also we strongly encourage delays in travel through the affected areas, it just isn't worth it."
The region's RFS members are "just wanting to get in, help and make a difference to give the locals some reprieve," Mr Stewart said.
"At this stage, the fires are uncontrollable so stopping them is not a focus, protecting life and property is," he said.
"Our fighters are focusing the safety of local residents, so defending where possible and protecting people's homes where safe to do so."
Mr Stewart said the only promise of the blazes subsiding was a substantial amount of rain.
"These fires will only be extinguished after we've had hundreds of mills of rain, 30, 40 and as much as 50cm of rain to bring fires to a satisfactory level," he said.
"The drought effects are so great that rain forests are burning that normally wouldn't be flammable."
While the fires are unlikely to spread this far south according to Mr Stewart, it does not mean the region can become lax about fire safety.
"In areas with good fuels, we could potentially be faced with large scale fires at any point too, should ignitions and weather conditions align," he said.
"I can't stress enough that like the grass fire at Yarragundry last Saturday, you do not need a lot of grass to create a fire and spread to large scale damage, we were very lucky it ran into the motor sports precinct and there was enough bare earth for it to be rounded up by fire fighters on the ground.
"The myth is that we are safe because there isn't a lot of fuel around the Riverina, but last Saturday indicated that wind driven fires have the potential to cause a lot of damage and we need to be prepared."