Sunday, February 08, 2009

The real heroes

We're fine. The danger has receded - for us, at least. I feel for the poor people of Kinglake and Strathewen and Marysville and other towns where almost nothing is left standing. :o(

I'd really like to buy a beer for all the CFA guys who've been working non-stop to keep us safe. Our local guys must be exhausted. This afternoon, I watched five units from Airey's Inlet, Winchelsea and other far-flung towns from the south-west roll through our little housing estate, on their way into the state-owned parklands. Since they had no lights or sirens operating and there was no visible smoke close by, I assume they were on spot-fire watch duty, or putting in a fire break.

It seems so wrong that most of them are volunteers. But I'm certainly grateful for their community spirit. Cheers, fellas! You're worth your weight in gold.

6 comments:

Debstar said...

Glad to hear you are OK.

Sairs said...

Here's hoping that part of the relief fund goes to buying a few jars for the women and men who are facing that horrid situation voluntarily, just to help out their communities.

Kelly Olexa said...

;-)

linda said...

I totally agree with you Kerryn- they are a marvellous bunch of people- such dedication and community spirit.

Ronnie said...

Glad you are ok. I wish I could send this rain down to help out.

Fingers crossed that you all stay safe.

LizN said...

I'm glad things are OK for now. But will be giving to the relief appeal FOR SURE.

Hugs
LIz;)

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