Volunteer rural firefighters are gearing up for a strong fire season over the coming months.
Volunteer rural firefighters are gearing up for a strong fire season over the coming months. Hannah Baker

Show your support as yellow army fires up

AS our region's volunteer firefighters prepare themselves for a tough and hot fire season ahead, community members can show their support by donning a yellow ribbon on Tuesday.

With 36,000 members, Queensland's yellow army protects 93% of the state all year.

The Rural Fire Brigades Association of Queensland has also asked every Queensland member of parliament to wear a yellow ribbon on October 11 to show their support for the state's 1440 volunteer brigades.

"As Tuesday is the first sitting day in October, this is a visible way for MPs to show their support for the volunteer firefighters and brigades that are currently out protecting communities,” RFBAQ general manager Justin Choveaux said.

Mr Choveaux said thousands of volunteer firies across our region were preparing themselves for a hard fire season over the coming months.

"We can expect large fires due to the recent good rainfall over winter coupled with the curing of storm debris from last year's cyclones,” he said.

"The cyclone forecast is above average which will see all emergency volunteers preparing for cyclone and storm damage recovery work.”

Visit www.rfbaq.org to get your ribbon. - ARM NEWSDESK



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