Hundreds of stock lost in Goulburn fires
It was Friday the 11th January 2013 and fires raged around Goulburn, NSW Australia. The towns of Crookwell, Laggan, Tarlo, Cooma, Yass were surrounded by fire. Hundreds of livestock had already been lost. Many homes and properties were under threat. Hour after hour, water bombers flew overhead and the Plymouth Brethren Christian Church launched into action.

‘We need water — urgently!’
After discussions with the Regional Fire Command, we quickly established that the Rural Fire Service was in drastic need of support. We were instructed by the service to provide three avenues of relief —

  1. water bottles to stranded motorists on the highway
  2. cold water supplies to the fire fighters on the frontline, and
  3. bulk water supply for their tankers.

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