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.
Katherine woman Kathy Skuse has received a national award recognising 15 years of volunteer work with Emergency Services. She has worked on many high profile disasters including the search for Malaysian Airlines MH370 and the Queensland floods in 2009.
You never know what opportunities might come your way when you volunteer.
Imagine if your children had to walk hours to school through rough, mountainous terrain on a journey that can take hours.
If you live in or travel across Canberra or south-eastern NSW, it’s comforting to know the Snowy Hydro SouthCare rescue helicopter is there saving lives 24/7 every day of the year.