A lot happens behind the scenes in our Volunteer Bush Fire Service – and it’s often simply too much to share. One of the things that is sometimes missed is that on the ground, when a community is at risk, the invaluable women and men of the state’s largest emergency service roll up their sleeves and work shoulder to shoulder with everyone else, regardless of service, training or equipment.
While the photos in the Facebook post below don’t show the “bushies” who were at the scene of this scary incident at a timber mill in Greenbushes on Saturday morning, the incredible women and men from brigades in nearby towns were there and using their specialist skills as part of the whole team that successfully contained what could have easily become a devastating wildfire.
We also know that just like these amazing people, members of brigades from across WA weren’t watching their kids play netball or relaxing by the pool on Saturday, but putting their unpaid expertise into action to stop little incidents becoming big ones.
The AVBFB is so proud to represent 26,000 volunteers who give so much to protect and build the resilience of communities in more than 580 locations. Without them – or indeed, with a system that had bigger brigades in less locations – the outcomes would be far, far worse for everyone.
Thanks for having our backs guys and girls, we will always do our best to have yours too!