They work in horrid situations but they keep going over 3100 fire fighters and volunteers are away from home and family fighting fires to save our lives. The devastation is all around us.
Driving home last night I saw where the Kilmore fires had jumped the hume highway and headed towards Tallarook Yea and Seymour, now under control with over 80 trucks there so many lives were lost.
They are our last line of defense against the fires nurtured by mother natures winds, risking their lives for people all over Victoria. Unpaid volunteers putting themselves between us and the fires. The work they do is amazing.
Most of our local boys were helping the Gippsland fires when Kilmore started, I saw 4 bus loads of fire fighters early sunday morning coming home from one fire to fight another.