The Australian Senate has today passed a motion thanking the Country Fire Service volunteers who fought to protect homes, properties and wildlife during the devastating Sampson Flat bushfires earlier this year.
The motion, moved by Australian Greens Senator for South Australia Penny Wright, also called on state and federal governments to ensure ongoing funding for CFS training, equipment and operations.
"The CFS did a fantastic job keeping South Australians safe and bringing the fire under control in some extremely challenging conditions," Senator Wright said.
"It's important that all governments recognise the invaluable contributions made by CFS volunteers and do their bit to keep such a vital organisation well-funded and well-equipped.
"I am delighted there was unanimous support for this motion and again extend my personal gratitude to all the South Australians who rallied around those affected by the fires."
The full text of the motion is available here.