Members Statement: Local Fire Brigades

Ms SPENCE (Yuroke) (13:49:04) — Our firefighters do an outstanding job protecting and serving our state. It was terrific to recently read about some extra special rescues our firefighters have been instrumental in involving some creatures great and small, including a dog being rescued from a concrete shaft and a cat being rescued from a drain in Roxburgh Park.

C shift at Craigieburn answered a telephone call from a concerned local resident about some ducklings stuck in a drain. My understanding is that the firefighters went above and beyond to entice the ducklings out of the tiny drain they were stuck in and then reunited them with their very concerned mother. Well done in particular to firefighters Rob and Dave, who were supported by station officer Graeme and leading firefighter Luke.

These are just a few of the recent cases I have heard about. The reality is that our fine men and women of both the Country Fire Authority and the Metropolitan Fire Brigade do outstanding acts like this every single day. In Yuroke we have three outstanding brigades — Craigieburn, Greenvale and Kalkallo. With the commencement of the fire season, I know they are training hard to be prepared. I wish them all well.