Thank you to those who fought the blaze
FORECASTS suggest we’re coming out the other end of the heat wave, at least for now.
The weather conditions have seen a number of blazes breaking out across the region, with fire crews working through harsh conditions to keep them contained.
I want everyone to extend a note of thanks to the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services, Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service crews and SES volunteers for doing their part to keep us safe.
For the fires we had out here at Glenleigh and Morganville, crews worked like a well-oiled machine keeping the blaze within the containment lines.
At Gooroolba alone, there were 40 crew members working to get the fire under control.
Heat waves like this are the hardest for fire crews, both for the heightened fire risk and for the sheer fatigue that comes from working in those conditions.
I’d like to extend a special note of congrats to the SES; for last week’s paper, I interviewed local controller Brian Lowe and one of the things he told me that stuck out was that if an SES volunteer is called for a job, they can say no.
That means everyone who volunteered to help the crews throughout the harsh week didn’t have to be there, and yet they did it anyway.
So, if you see someone in a fire crew or volunteer uniform this week, be sure to give them a pat on the back.