The Glen Rural Fire Brigade first officer Mark Saunders.
The Glen Rural Fire Brigade first officer Mark Saunders. Georja Ryan

Volunteers fight for extra numbers

THEY'RE the heroes in yellow who fight fire and save lives, all out of the goodness of their hearts.

Rural firefighters service 93% of the state and are one of the largest volunteer-based organisations in Queensland.

Being National Volunteers Week, it's only fitting we recognise those who are always there in times of need, without a question or complaint.

The Glen Rural Fire Brigade first officer Mark Saunders said he loved being a firefighter and encouraged anyone interested in volunteering to put their name down.

"It's rewarding and I enjoy the camaraderie between people and you meet different people from all walks of life," Mr Saunders said.

"It's about being able to help your neighbours and help others and you get a real sense of reward from it."

The Glen brigade is in desperate need of volunteers to keep them above water to ensure they can continue to serve the region.

If you'd like to dip your toes in the firefighting scene, whether it be in a secretarial or administrative role, or on the front line, phone 4616 1945 to find out your nearest brigade.



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