The Mount Kingiman fire is something the firefighters from the Ulladulla based NSW Fire and Rescue Station 477 vividly remember.
It was pretty much all hands on deck on August 15 last year and the town brigade was quick to respond.
"We were out there for about a week and were probably one of the initial responding appliances to get out there," Captain Paul Collins.
"We did not stop for about three days. We were charging crews around every 12 to 14 hours and we had lots of crews from in and out of our area to help the Rural Fire Service.
"As normal, the Rural Fire Service and especially us in Ulladulla work really well together as a team."
Captain Collins said it was the biggest fire the station members had faced in the Shoalhaven.
However, they had been sent away on other task forces to help other towns which had been bigger than the Kingiman fire.
"We were lucky it was still cold and we did not have really hot days," Captain Collins said.
"As normal, the Rural Fire Service and especially us in Ulladulla work really well together as a team."Captain Paul Collins
Captain Collins said if the fire was being pushed by hot winds the scenario could have been totally different.
The sadness of having to rescue helicopter pilot, Allan Tull, is one of the station members' strongest memories of the fire.
He said everyone had worked so hard to get the fire under control without the loss of life and then were hit by a tragedy.
Firefighter Nathan Garrett also has strong memories of the fire.
"That initial day was pretty bad when it was just us really in town with half a dozen bushies," he said
Nathan said the early stages of the fire were confronting but he knew eventually they would get the upper hand.