Country Fire Authority Australia
The fires raged through the night, the crew were all but buggered, their mateship and courage fought on. the fires grew to tens of metres high. they fought on. On the local news it was dubbed Ash Wednesday, as most of Victoria and South Australia were now ablaze. They fought hard into the night, to save a family cut-of from the road. 3 hours passed and they we gone, the call went over the radio, Truck is down, the words echoed through every fire fighter, they had ran out of water and the fire surrounded and engulfed them. No one was found, only the burnt out empty shell of the Scania they drove into the area. Their spirits still hang there, fighting that fire, trying to save the family that lived in the small brick house. Their Courage, Bravery and Mateship now taught in every Fire House from Melbourne to Mildura, Kaniva to Albury Wadonga.
Look after your mate, don't leave anyone behind. Those who died in the fires of Ash Wednesday we comemorated and a hall of fame made in Canberra. Their loved ones still miss them to this day. As for the Fire Crew who died saving the small brick house, they are lost... but definatly not forgotten.