COUNTRY FIRE SERVICE
Department of Justice
Level 7, 60 Waymouth Street Adelaide SA 5001
GPO Box 2468 Adelaide SA 5001
Telephone [xxx] 8463 4200
Facsimile [xxx] 8463 4234
|5 February 2002
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Volunteer Ministers Program
We wish to offer our sincere appreciation for the support
afforded by you during
the New South Wales bushfire crisis.
Nearly one thousand Country Fire Service members were involved in
twenty five-day operation, which is now regarded as one of the
operations in the nation's history.
The CFS became involved on December 26th when the New South Wales
formally accepted an offer for assistance.
Within hours of this request South Australian crews were gearing
up to be deployed
in the Mount Hall area in the Blue Mountains.
With over one hundred bushfires burning out of control across the
bushfire was one of the largest and most difficult to combat,
forty thousand hectares of land before it was brought under control.
One crucial element that added to the success achieved by the
Service was the support and sacrifice made by dozens of Australians,
and community groups.
Through the provision of equipment and services, and by allowing
to volunteer their time, you have provided outstanding assistance to
of South Australia and New South Wales.
Because of your support, the Country Fire Service was able to maintain an
fire fighting force that attracted not only national but international
It is the willingness of people to make a sacrifice to assist others that is
heart and soul of volunteer organization such as the CFS.
All at CFS offer their heartfelt thanks for you assistance.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER