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Volunteer Fire Brigade Member Since 2001 - Australian PM Helps Subdue Brushfires

Anonymous Coward writes | about 9 months ago

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An anonymous reader writes "Source code? Maybe not. Fire code? You bet. The Australian reports, "FOR 14 long hours over the weekend, Tony Abbott was just one of 1392 anonymous, sooty-faced firefighters battling to keep the relentless NSW bushfires at bay. ... Australia's 28th prime minister joined his Davidson RFS brigade on a back-burning operation in Bilpin, near the Blue Mountains, for a night shift that began at 6pm Saturday and finished at 8am yesterday. If not for a couple of photos circulating on Twitter, it's a fair chance that Mr Abbott's weekend exploits would have gone unnoticed. His office did not issue a statement until the blurry image of the PM giving the thumbs-up from behind the wheel of a fire truck appeared on the social media site. ... for Mr Abbott, it was just another day as a volunteer firey with his local brigade, something he has been doing since 2001. Prior to the election, Mr Abbott, a keen cyclist, runner, surf lifesaver and firefighting volunteer, vowed to continue his community activities should he assume the prime ministership.""
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