16 Jan A Firefighter’s Thank You
A FIREFIGHTERS THANK YOU TO THE ‘REAL HEROES’ AT THE FRONT
We were struck by the iconic nature of this image of the Sydney Opera House, immediately identifiable across the world as part of Australia, in portraying the thanks and appreciation of a nation to the incredibly brave men and women working as firefighters to help stop the blazes scorching our homeland, and who could say it better than this article written by a Firie…
“Every summer for the past 12 years, I’ve been fighting fires as part of my CFA brigade. It’s been a good 12 years – and a hard slog – but worth it. This year was another early start to the fire season – we’d seen it coming but it still knocked the wind out of us. So ferocious, so soon.
Still, one thing hasn’t changed: the generosity of the people who have lost everything.
Around this time last year, we were in Bunyip as fires swept through Victoria and Tasmania burned across the sea. I remember all our trucks pulling up to a hydrant in the tiny town of Licola to refill our tanks. Almost immediately locals started to come out of their homes to offer us fruit, home-baked muffins, cakes and cold bottles of water….”