Hats off to the heroes – in our everyday lives. So grateful for our emergency services, volunteers, auxiliary and full-time professionals who saved homes and lives – along with the many community groups and good neighbours who came to help during the fires that ripped through our Sunshine Coast community recently.
It makes you proud to be Australian and to be a member of our local Sunshine Coast community. It’s important to remember that conditions are still rated as Very High – by the Queensland Fire and Emergency Service (QFES) and therefore our continued vigilance is vital. Police Commissioner Katarina Carroll is urging parents to talk with their children about the dangers of bush fires and the current weather conditions, to try and prevent more fires. Whether behaviour is intentional or just reckless stupidity, playing with fire is not a game and the consequences can be fatal and devastating. The Queensland Fire and Emergency Service’s website has some great tips on putting an emergency plan in place for households – before emergencies happen. You may have as little as 15 seconds to escape – this certainly is a timely reminder. You can find this information at: www.qfes.qld.gov.au/fireescape.