AS AUSTRALIA approaches summer and bushfire season, I encourage all to support the firefighters because we do have the best and most experienced firefighters in the world.
I know of no other country that has such an enhanced voluntary community, the bush firefighters, Rural Fire Service, State Emergency Service, Coast Guard and others like the Surf Life Savers that put so much time into training and on the job.
The USA does not have these folk, so when California and other states burn, authorities cannot control and extinguish the fire.
I dips me lid to all volunteers! — Robert S Buick, Mountain Creek