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On behalf of the co-owners of the Wirrianwah MO on Coopers South Lane, I would like to thank the members of the many RFS stations who attended to the fire on our property this week and helped to contain it so efficiently. I’m probably not alone in thinking that the response was above and beyond all reasonable expectations, and that all the crew were brilliant. My only disappointment is that we did not get a chance to personally thank all of the units, including the chopper pilots, for turning what could have been a catastrophic fire into something more closely resembling a well managed burn-off.

Anyone who has ever needed their help knows that the members of the RFS are without a doubt a sight for sore eyes.

I’m pretty sure that the Main Arm boys always dread the thought of having to attend to our hill and the scope of this particular response presented it’s own challenges, with 11 emergency vehicles attending. Hopefully they can appreciate our efforts to maintain these fire trails, buffer zones, and water storage points for the task of preventing bushfires from jumping into neighbouring valleys or claiming homes.

We are always looking at ways to enhance our fire strategy and are hopeful that with the support of council we will eventually be able to consolidate our existing infrastructure to include better accessibility. We are hopeful that council will one day acknowledge our presence on the foothill of the Koonyum Range as the mixed blessing that it is, being mindful of the fact that there are many properties further and deeper into the surrounding valleys than our own and, as a self evident truth, at the frontline of a fire many hands make light work.

Albert Moses, Main Arm


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