Monday, February 9, 2009

Human Courage

It has been reported all around the world about our fires in Victoria and the terrible lost of lives. Even today when I woke up, the death toll is still climbing...just this incredible sadness you feel when you listen to the stories from people who were trapped in the fires to the bravest men and woman who are right now at the front, desperately trying to contain the fires. My heart also goes out to the police who are the ones that are first on the scene and whose job is to go through burnt out houses and cars. I don't want to report everything I have heard on the radio as it is very distressing to hear the stories of people who are missing entire families, I just hope they are found safe at one of the emergency centres. The picture above is one of our courageous fireman, the majority of them who are volunteers. They have normal jobs and houses in the areas affected but here they are fighting to save communities and lives when some of them don't even know if their own families are safe. Such a terrible tragedy and to think that the fires were lit by arsonist. Every body I know has friends or relatives that live in the these areas. I just hope the fires that are burning out of control as I type this post, take no more lives.

Mrs B

4 comments:

DesignTies said...

I'm on the opposite side of the world from you, but the fires in Australia have been reported on the news here. So sad :-( And just awful that the fires were likely started by arsonists :-(

I hope the fires are put out soon and no more lives are lost.

On a more upbeat note, thank you for checking out my Met Monday post, and for the kind comments you left for me :-) Feel free to drop me a line and I'll let you know how I created the letters on my office walls:

designties@gmail.com

Have you bought the chandelier for your bedroom yet?!

Kelly

Kek said...

I agree Mrs B - the CFA volunteers are amazing, and I'm VERY grateful to them for the work they did in our housing estate on Saturday and Sunday.

We had some scary moments, but we're feeling nice and safe now. :o)

Mrs B said...

Hi Kelly...yes we did decide to buy the chandelier Yippeeee! I left you a message in the previous post as to where it is going. Will definately contact you about that wall...Love it!

Hi kek...So glad you and your family are safe. I couldnt begin to imagine what you went through at the time, not really knowing how bad it was but that was the same every where, it caught everybody by surprise due to the intense heat and weather.
Mrs B

Annie said...

Tis a very sad time with the loss from the fires for our fellow victorians... Annie

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