There is no doubt about it, the number of volunteer bush fire brigade members has fallen in recent years.
While the reasons for the lower quantity are varied and complex, we have no doubt that the quality of our incredible family has been improving year after year.
And today when the results of the 2017 Australian Fire Cadet Championships were announced, it gave us even more hope that all the invaluable benefits local communities get by having professional and committed volunteer emergency service workers as residents will continue into the future.
Of course we support all those willing to put up their hands and help their neighbour – it’s not all about medals and “winning” – but we do want to pay special tribute to the two WA cadet teams who achieved excellent results in the championships that have been taking place in Myuna Bay, just north of Sydney over the last 3 days.
As you can see in the results table below, the amazing young people from Quinns Rocks took out 1st place in Event 8 – Team Challenge and 3rd in Event 5 Knapsack Response!
And the incredible young people from Waggrakine in the City of Greater Geraldton earned themselves a massive congratulations for winning the Dave Templeton Award for the team who have demonstrated through action and attitude the qualities which best represent the Championships.
Congratulations to all the cadets who participated and a huge thank you to the crews and families who have and continue to support and mentor our next generation of invaluable and diverse bush fire service personnel.