RFS volunteer Andrew O'Dwyer given guard of honour at funeral service

Hundreds of weary firefighters form guard of honour in emotional farewell to Andrew O'Dwyer, 36, one of two young dads killed while battling a horror fire just days before Christmas RFS volunteer firefighter Andrew O'Dwyer, 36, was laid to rest on Tuesday after being killed while battling fire The father-of-one was killed after the firetruck he was in rolled at Buxton, south of Sydney, on December 19 Mr O'Dwyer and Geoffrey Keaton - who had both been RFS volunteers for more than a decade - died instantly Hundreds of Mr O'Dwyer's RFS colleagues provided guard of honour as his coffin was carried from the church 

By Josh Hanrahan For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 01:17 GMT, 7 January 2020 | Updated: 01:17 GMT, 7 January 2020

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A hero volunteer firefighter killed just days before Christmas while battling fires on the front line has been given a touching farewell by his fellow Rural Fire Service members.

Andrew O'Dwyer was killed alongside his colleague Geoffrey Keaton when their truck rolled off the road and hit a tree at as they fought a bushfire at Buxton, south of Sydney, on December 19.

The father-of-one - who had been a member of the Horsley Park RFS brigade for more than a decade - was laid to rest on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian both attended the service. 

In a moving farewell, hundreds of Mr O'Dwyer's fellow RFS volunteers provided a guard of honour as his coffin was carried out of the church.

Volunteer firefighter Andrew O'Dwyer (pictured with daughter Charlotte) was killed while battling a bushfire at Buxton, south of Sydney, in December

Mr O'Dwyer's wife Melissa (pictured) said she was still in denial about the tragedy

Volunteer firefighter Andrew O'Dwyer (pictured with daughter Charlotte, left, and wife Melissa, right) was killed while battling a bushfire at Buxton, south of Sydney, in December

The father-of-three - who had been a Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer for more than a decade - was farewelled on Tuesday

The father-of-three - who had been a Rural Fire Service (RFS) volunteer for more than a decade - was farewelled on Tuesday

In a moving tribute to their fallen colleague, hundreds of fellow RFS volunteers formed a guard of honour as Mr O'Dwyer was carried from the church

In a moving tribute to their fallen colleague, hundreds of fellow

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