AP: Volunteer firefighters ward off Australia’s blazes

AP: Volunteer firefighters ward off Australia’s blazes

Doug Schutz started volunteering with the Rural Fire Service in Australia’s New South Wales state some 53 years ago, at the age of 13. Now captain of the Tomerong brigade, he’s also been the victim of a wildfire, which burned down his business on Christmas Day in 2001. (Jan. 9)

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