Our post about the big Kojonup fire a few weeks ago proved that our incredible 26,000 volunteers work harder and longer than will ever be officially recorded. While that’s not news to us or the amazing women and men of our service, we feel like it’s really important to point out that only using official statistics to make funding decisions about the resources our emergency services require is clearly inadequate.
And here’s another example of the time (as well as expert service) our awesome Bush Fire Volunteers give to protect our community – 170 “man” hours in a little more than a day! The Facebook post from the ladies and gents at the Bedfordale Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade below really says it all about WA’s largest emergency service… Diverse, Rewarding and Invaluable.
Thanks to the team at Bedfordale and the thousands of others around our great State who routinely sacrifice their time with family, income and relaxation to have our collective backs.
Remember, they don’t want to be paid – they do it because they believe in the need for communities to be resilient and safe. Nevertheless, give them a “thanks” (or donation) when you next see one of our angles in gold.