TRIBUTE TO VICTORIAN FIREFIGHTER
Nick McKim MP,
Greens Emergency Services Spokesperson
The Greens Leader Nick McKim MP and Greens Emergency Services spokesperson Paul O’Halloran MP today paid tribute to the Victorian firefighter who tragically died whilst in Tasmania to fight the bushfires.
“The Tasmanian Greens are deeply saddened by the tragic death of a Victorian firefighter in Tasmania,” Mr McKim said.
“On behalf of all Greens MPs, I want to extend our deepest sympathies to his family and friends, and to his colleagues who continue to fight the bushfires in Tasmania.”
“He left his home in Victoria to help protect the people of Tasmania from bushfire, and the people of Tasmania will never forget his selfless contribution to our state.”
Greens Emergency Services spokesperson Paul O’Halloran MP also paid tribute to the firefighter’s contribution.
“This is a tragic reminder of the risks that our emergency service personnel face every day in their line of work,” Mr O’Halloran said.
“They are our first line of defence in a crisis, and their tireless bravery is bringing enormous comfort and hope to the people affected by these bushfires.”
January 14, 2013