The brave acts of Australian firefighters and volunteers have inspired a new children’s book in recognition of this year’s unprecedented bushfire season. The book titled “My Dad, The Secret Superhero” is the story of a little girl who discovers her dad’s biggest secret – he fights fire monsters!
Stanthorpe man Hugh Strong decided to join the Queensland Rural Fire Service after listening to stories from survivors of the Victorian Black Saturday bushfires. In 2009, he was working on our bushfire information line. He helped people over the phone, but wanted to do more.
The deadline is approaching to claim assistance payments for the Northern NSW bushfires.
Department of Human Services General Manager Hank Jongen said eligible people in NSW have until 20 August 2019 to make a claim.