“It’s not all about putting water on fire; sometimes it’s about watching it help you do a job,” Mark said.
Yallourn North Fire Brigade Captain, Mark King alongside 23 other members were deployed near Mt Tennyson on the Victoria/NSW border near Mila NSW. They spent one night here then moved to Bendoc, Victoria for the second night.
Strike team members came from a number of brigades:
- Hazelwood North
- Traralgon South
- Traralgon West
- Yallourn North
- Yinnar South
Mark has been a team leader on multiple strike teams and has experienced all kinds of deployments.
“All members collaborated with a no-fuss approach to what was at times a slow night, which can be frustrating.
“For three members this strike team was their first so it’s important to stay focused even when the deployment wasn’t as demanding as others have been.”