Posted on by Lisa Symons

Having firefighters and emergency service people in the family I often see stories of the amazing things they do for us and our community. It always pulls at my heart strings when I read stories of our firefighters taking the time to look after the wildlife as well. 

We spoke to the team at Flashover Australian Firefighting and have (with their permission) re-posted one of their heartwarming stories about a NSW Rural Fire Service crew who assisted a koala during the recent Holsworthy bush fire. 



"There were large scale bushfires in Sydney this April with crews from both Fire + Rescue NSW and the NSW Rural Fire service attending – by the hundreds. One NSW RFS crew from Mount Hunter Rural Fire Brigade were working on a sector within the Holsworthy fire and protecting infrastructure when a male Koala came out of the bush, looking shocked and distressed.

Being the kind hearted compassionate firies they were, Firefighters Matt and Amy approached the Koala and provided him with some water before WIRES arrived. We spoke with Matt who said the Koala was happy to get a bit of a drink and support before being taken into care by WIRES and transported away from the fire."   
If you are interested in firefighting head over to Flashover Australian Firefighting for more interesting stories.