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The firies are thanking US!
Nanjing Night Net

WHILE we should be on our knees thanking the firefighting volunteers for again coming to our aid, not just the local brigades but from all over, there was this delightful little note in our inbox yesterday actually thanking us.

Maryanne Murdoch wrote from south of the border: ‘Hi, l’m a volunteer with the Campbells Creek Fire Brigade with the CFA (Country Fire Authority) in Victoria. I was at Lithgow from 21st till 25th October. I would sincerely like to thank your community for their fantastic hospitality towards us firefighters, especially the Brethren at the showground for all their hard work in keeping us fed making up our beds even washing the windscreens on our vehicles. They all should be given a medal. The ladies that served up the food were excellent. It made our job much easier knowing that we could rest easy when we returned from our 12 hour shift. I hope we made a difference to your community while we were there. We were working on asset protection at Mt Wilson, Hartley Vale and Bells Line of Road.’

Thanks Maryanne; you make us feel humble.

Summing it up

THERE is no doubt that communities across our region owe an unpayable debt of appreciation to the volunteers and professionals both on the firefront and in support roles who worked miracles during the bushfire crisis.

The Sydney Morning Herald summed up the situation perfectly with a front page headline quote at the weekend — ‘These are ordinary people doing extraordinary things’. Truer words have never been spoken.

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