The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) jumped into action to feed exhausted Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) meals as they battled the blaze in a warehouse in Hemmant. 

RRT volunteers set up tents, providing free hot meals and beverages to weary firefighters as they endeavored to put out the blaze. Serving 40-50 meals per shift, RRT volunteers served up hot dogs, snacks, hot barista-made coffees, soft drinks, and water to fire crews.

Regional Team Leader, Daryl Muller said that RRT volunteers are driven by care and compassion.

“We know these firies are putting everything they have into protecting the people of this city – the least we could do was ensure they didn’t have to do that on an empty stomach,” Daryl said.

“As part of the local community, we are always happy to find a need and step in where we can – because at the end of the day, mates stand with mates.

“While our contribution is small, we hope it goes a small way to providing some practical support to our mates in the QFES.

“As Christians, it’s part of our values of care and compassion to serve in the community and help those who need it.

Bruce Budge, QFES Incident Controller, said, “the support we’re getting from the Rapid Relief Team has been incredible.”

“I’ve been a firefighter for 33 years, and I’ve never seen this kind of support on site before.

“And so, we really appreciate what has been done here for us to support the firefighters because it will be a long, hard, piece of work over the next day or so,” he said.

RRT feels fortunate to support the firefighters with its benevolent catering services and provide them a necessary boost of energy to respond to disasters as they strike.

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