How awesome are the women and men of WA’s volunteer bush fire service?
Not only do so many give huge amounts of their time and skills to protect the lives and property of others, WA is also genuinely lucky that many of them are also investing in developing young people who will undoubtedly go on to lead and serve our communities in similar ways.
We came across a Facebook post from the wonderful Terri Kowal – the inspirational Captain of the Bunbury Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade – who apparently spent her Saturday with a couple of volunteer colleagues chaperoning the Brigade’s Cadets on what sounds like a huge day of learning and sharing:
What a huge day we had today!! Lots of fun, with this bunch!! We took our Cadets to Jandakot Airport, RFDS had a tour through their building, control room and hangars, watched the planes come in and take off from the viewing platform, then went to the control tower, had a birds eye view, learnt about what the guys do in the control tower, then we went to the RAC Rescue 651 chopper which is always a treat. Then HJ’s for lunch, then off to DFES Training Academy for a tour of the facilities, the training grounds… Cadets were awesome, proud of them all. A big Thank you to Amir Ali Nazemi for all your help and also Marie Laporte Andrew Godber & Hannah Gwilt for coming along. You guys rock.
Congratulations to the Cadets who gave up their day and a huge thank you on behalf of our state’s future to Terri and the team of volunteers that is providing such excellent guidance and support to these incredible young volunteers. Check out some of the photos of the day below: