Fire fighters from Ashford, Glen Innes and Elsmore’s Danthonia Bruderhof community have spent their week giving much-needed support to Queensland crews facing nature’s fury.
Rural Fire Service (RFS) crews from the Northern Tablelands, New England, Tamworth and lower North Coast formed a team of 42 on Sunday morning, when they left from Armidale airport.
They replaced coastal crews, and took on a blaze at Captain Creek, south of Gladstone, earlier in the week.
So grateful that three of our congregation who volunteer with the @NSWRFS are traveling up to Rockampton today to support the @QldFES fighting the fires.— Norann Voll (@NorannV) December 2, 2018
Thank you to all our brave firies who've left family to serve & protect; we're praying for your safety.#volunteers
“We’re glad a few of our young men can be part of the RFS team from Northern Tablelands lending a hand to fight the fires in Queensland this week,” Danthonia’s Chris Voll said.
“The way people rally together in tough times is what makes life in regional communities so special. For us at the Danthonia Bruderhof, having volunteers on the RFS is one way we can give back to the community we’re part of.
“It’s rewarding to be part of a team helping others. We can all send up prayers for the safety of everyone helping with this emergency, and for the people of Queensland whose homes may be in harm’s way.”
Northern Tablelands RFS confirmed that planning has started on replacement crews if they are needed in coming weeks.