Why can’t it be Christmas forever? Well, some of us reckon the tinsel should stay up at least until February and with that philosophy in mind, we thought we would share a Christmas post to brighten your day!
Actually, the truth is we received this wonderful little story last week, but in the chaos of having the big guy getting stuck in the chimney… well, anyway, here’s the article.
Volunteers from the Serpentine Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade brought some Christmas cheer to the team of the Sky Crane when it dropped in recently.
Like so many of WA’s 26,000 incredible women and men of the Volunteer Bush Fire Service, the team at Serpentine do an awful lot more for their community than put wet stuff on the hot stuff – including delivering smiles at Christmas time!
And that is why a well-supported volunteer bush fire service (or Rural Fire Service if that’s the way the government goes) is so valuable. Of course the response to emergencies is invaluable – there is simply no way any government could pay for what our ladies and gents do for free. But it’s more than that. A lot more.
Having more than 580 Volunteer Bush Fire Brigades in communities big and small brings real local knowledge and expertise to town – which gives everyone confidence and in turn, makes our communities safer and more resilient. Volunteers like those at the Serpentine VBFB help communities prepare for emergencies, reduce the severity when they happen and respond immediately with expert local knowledge that you just can’t get via a phone from a capital city.
A big shout out to Don and his team who make this happen, it’s really appreciated by all. (and sorry for the late post)