Qld firefighters call for more volunteers and auxillary members to battle flames and fatigue

Alison Paterson
Updated November 3 2023 - 7:37am, first published November 2 2023 - 4:30pm
Atherton firefighters L-R Dylan Atkinson, Shane Teahan, Kent Bewick and Station Officer Jason Mather,take a break in between training and calls to suppress bushfires active in the region. picture by Alison Paterson
Atherton firefighters L-R Dylan Atkinson, Shane Teahan, Kent Bewick and Station Officer Jason Mather,take a break in between training and calls to suppress bushfires active in the region. picture by Alison Paterson

It's only the first week in November and already the firefighters at one North Queensland fire station are exhausted from attending multiple calls to contain and extinguish bushfires which have been threatening their region.

Alison Paterson

Alison Paterson

Journalist

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