South-east Victorian CFA volunteers help to ease NSW fire threat
A large contingent of south-east Victorian volunteer firefighters have so far helped to ease the fire threat in NSW and Queensland as part of a huge mobilisation of support.
Along with volunteers from across Victoria, about 150 from the south-east have joined the interstate campaign in areas including Goulburn and the Hawkesbury region northwest of Sydney.
Volunteer Fire Brigades Victoria (VFBV) CEO Adam Barnett said this reflected the commitment and readiness of volunteers to help in times of crisis.
“Volunteers play an important role in our communities every day of the year, but when major disasters happen their training, dedication and professionalism really come to the fore,” Mr Barnett said. “To be able to give their time to help interstate is a fantastic contribution.”
VFBV District 27 President and Yallourn North volunteer Lance King was one of the strike team members and said the efforts had been appreciated.
“Everyone you drive past waves at you; it makes you feel like you’re doing something good for the community,” he said.