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How to become a volunteer firefighter?

Many of the volunteer firefighters are temporary migrants. Source: Aaron Fernandes/SBS News

Australia cannot fight through its worst bushfire season without the selfless sacrifice of its 260,000-strong volunteer firefighters. The National Council for Fire & Emergency Service is calling for volunteers of diverse backgrounds to sign up, to better serve our multicultural population.

“Firies” have always been an integral part of the Australian social fabric. Most are volunteers who selflessly donate their time to keep the community safe.

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