Working in WA’s largest emergency service – the WA Volunteer Bush Fire Service (VBFS) – is not only making an invaluable contribution to protecting our State, it’s also incredibly rewarding. No, obviously not financially rewarding because volunteering isn’t about that. Our incredible 26,000 women and men who give up their time, expertise and often, income, to protect the lives and property of others do it for a myriad of other reasons.
And when we ask them why, the most common response beside “helping the community” is the strong, trusting and life-long relationships their service forges with so many diverse individuals.
So we thought we would share a Facebook post from the team at the Mt Helena Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade that highlights some of the rewards that our amazing volunteers receive in return for the blood, sweat and tears they shed for to keep us all safe.
The Mundaring Shire deserves a bit of a shout out for hosting an annual dinner and thank you for the families of local Emergency Service volunteers – people we also try to recognise often for their amazing support for the folks at the frontline.
Congratulations to all involved and thank you Mt Helena VBFB for sharing the photos and short article about some of the lighter moments that keep our incredible volunteers coming back for more. We are immensely proud of every single one of you.