This morning it was confirmed that our colleagues in Queensland have lost one of their own in the line of duty.
Izabella Nash was seriously injured during a factory fire south of Brisbane yesterday and unfortunately succumbed to her injuries overnight. One of her fellow crew remains in hospital in a serious but stable condition.
The loss of Izabella is the first time a firefighter has died on the frontline in Queensland since 2017. While the cause of the accident is still being investigated, this is a reminder of the dangers our members and all firefighters face on a daily basis.
Tomorrow marks International Firefighters’ Day, a day that honours the memory of those firefighters who have lost their lives in the line of duty.
The day also recognises the exceptional commitment, courage and selfless service of firefighters in protecting their communities and the environment.
Every day across the world, firefighters risk their lives to protect lives and property. This member paid the ultimate sacrifice.
All of us at CFA send our thoughts and love to our Queensland fire and broader emergency services colleagues as well as Izabella’s family and friends at this challenging time.
||CEO Natalie MacDonald and Acting Chief Officer Garry Cook AFSM