This week, we share an interview with Ed Bland, a member of Bridgetown Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade, Fire Control Officer (FCO), and fire intelligence officer for the Shire of Bridgetown-Greenbushes. Ed is also the Chair of Bushfire Volunteers’ Heritage Group and a co-cordinator of the amazing Blaze Aid not-for-profit organisation.

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Unpaid Professionals is authorized by Bushfire Volunteers – ABN: 88 309 326 546. Audio track “Firecall,” © Sam Bell (2020) .