With only 24 students from kindergarten to year six, Ladysmith Public School is a "small school with a big heart".
Organised by nine-year-old Duncan Swales, on Wednesday the school received a visit from Ladysmith volunteer fire station's village captain Ian Kennedy and deputy captain Anthony Archer.
The visit was to show appreciation for the school's efforts in raising funds for the northern NSW fire appeal.
"Duncan called me up about two weeks ago, and told me he had to have us down here on a Wednesday," said deputy captain Ian Kennedy.
"I was blown away that he came up with the idea, [it shows] he's really thinking about the fires and the impact they're having. It's gotten to him and that's a good thing."
The idea to host the fundraising event came to Duncan when he saw coverage of the fires on television.
"Everyone who lost their houses lost their memories and they nearly lost their lives too," Duncan said.
He approached his principal, Helen Sturman with the idea to host the fundraiser day, to which she wholeheartedly supported.
"I was so impressed with Duncan's care. That's what we aim for at this school, we want the students to think of others," Ms Sturman said.
"If we raise $200, we'll be doing very well for a small school, but the main thing is the awareness. We're lucky at the moment, we don't have any fires, but it's very important that these guys have what they need to be ready when they need it."