The NSW Rural Fire Service has paused to remember the lives of volunteers Sam McPaul and Colin Burns one year after they lost their lives battling the bushfires.
RFS Commissioner Rob Rogers broadcasted a message of support to volunteers in the area, and held a moment's silence to reflect.
Mr McPaul, 28, of Moruya before joining the Morven RFS brigade, died when his truck rolled at a NSW-Victoria border town in strong winds.
"Sam, a young father to be, was killed when a freak weather event flipped the fire truck he was on while battling fires in southern NSW," a NSW RFS spokesperson said.
Mr Burns, of Belowra RFS brigade, died on his property as he made his way to the fire shed to help protect residents.
"Colin was a long-time member of the Belowra brigade in the NSW RFS Far South Coast team, initially joining in the late 1980s," the spokesperson said.
"We remember Colin and our hearts go out to his family, friends and fellow volunteers."
The Australian Red Cross has urged the South Coast to reach out for support on the anniversary of the fires.
Dr Rob Gordon, psychologist and Australian Red Cross consultant in disaster recovery, said to make a plan for the anniversary.
"Be prepared for there to be some emotion. Ask yourself: Who do you want to be there with you on the anniversary, and support you?" Dr Gordon said.
"You don't have to do it alone, if you don't want to. You might want to have a BBQ or sit quietly by yourself.
"Putting things into the past helps us to put the present into perspective, allowing us to recover."
Dr Kate Brady, National Recovery Adviser at Australian Red Cross said it was common for people to still be struggling in their personal recovery.
"For others, new emotions may surface during the anniversary, which is very normal," Dr Brady said.
"Disasters can have really profound impacts on people's lives, and the effects are often felt for many years.
"There are lots of emotions people can feel after a major crisis, such as shock, numbness, fear, helplessness, anger and frustration.
"For people affected, this is the time to take good care of yourself and we encourage community members to look after each other.
"Check in with each other, so you're not braving it alone and seek help if you need extra support."
She said Red Cross would continue to work with fire-affected communities. You can access support here.
Red Cross said it had disbursed or spent $201 million of the donated $240 million since the bushfires.
"The remaining $39 million will be spent on further financial support and long term recovery work: $15 million to continue the community recovery program and $24 million for final grant payments and to meet unmet needs within bushfire-affected communities, with most of these funds expected to be spent in early 2021," a spokesperson said.