As the bushfires continue to rage with no end in sight (they’re saying this is our new normal – until March at least), we at Mamamia thought it about time we shone more of a light on the heroes on the frontline.
You’ve seen the “thankyou firey” signs on the top of sheds, hanging off homes and plastered across social media.
But who are they?
We want to put faces to the much deserved ‘thankyous.’
Reinforcements arrived for our exhausted crews from the US last week, to cheers from onlookers at Sydney airport. Post continues after video.
There are thousands of Aussies pulling long hours right now to help the current bushfire crisis – in the SES, in call centres, and in animal shelters, to name a few.
But today we’re focusing on those fighting the flames.
Here are just some of the brave men and women (a lot of whom are volunteers) who are giving up their time to save our country.
Phil and Megan Davies, both 35.
Station: Narrabri RFS.
Job: Phil is a wheat breeder and Megan is a vet.
Phil and Megan’s why: “We do it to help our community, and to work with great people in the RFS.”