This week, we share an interview with Fred and Judy Talbot, two long term members of the Roelands/Olive-Hill Combined Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade (VBFB) in the Shire of Harvey.

Both Judy and Fred share some of the incredible experiences they have had over their 50+ years and reflect on some difficult circumstances with the level of emotion so common to many of our incredible members.

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