We’ve said it before but frankly, it’s just too important to not repeat whenever we get the chance – one of the things that makes WA’s incredible Volunteer Bush Fire Service so special is that it’s like a huge family and because we are who we are, we don’t mind showing a bit of emotion every now and then.
A case in point is the email Brian Owston, the Shire of Serpentine-Jarrahdale’s Acting Manager Rangers and Emergency sent to his troops as the Mundijong Fair came to a close.
The email begins:
“Hi there again teams, the formalities are nearly at a close, gear put away, and time to sit down, reflect and enjoy a cold reward.”
“What a successful day at the Mundijong Fair, great weather, great food, great teamwork, and most importantly great company. The community got to meet, greet and appreciate the great work our Volunteer Emergency Services does in our community, and throughout the state.”
Then, clearly filled with wonderful “Aussie bloke” emotion, Brian shares:
“As a Shire employee, and working closely with the Emergency Services Volunteers, I was so proud of and appreciative of the teamwork, goodwill and professionalism displayed today….
What a team, Mundijong VBFB, SJ ESG, BRAG, SJ SES, SES Dog Rescue, and to all the hardworking people supporting these Services (and of course the Helicopter)
A very big THANK YOU !
From myself, the Shire, and the Community that you support.”
We reckon Brian’s words – no, not so much his actual words, but the obvious emotion behind them – pretty well sums up why the women and men of WA’s emergency services are so darn special!