"In the central portion of the great North American Continent there lies an arid and repulsive desert, which for many a long year served as a barrier against the advance of civilization. From the Sierra Nevada to Nebraska, and from the Yellowstone River in the north to the Colorado upon the south, is a region of desolation and silence." - Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, A Study in Scarlet

Monday, September 28, 2015

Australia's Prime Fireman

A fun story out of Australia:
Former prime minister Tony Abbott has resumed his duties as a volunteer fire fighter, helping out his local brigade on a Sunday afternoon.

Mr Abbott took part in the training day with the Davidson Fire Brigade ahead of the the upcoming fire season and posted a photo to his Facebook page captioned "Glad to be back with the crew".


In October 2013, during his first month as Prime Minister, Mr Abbott worked a night shift with Davidson Brigade, helping with a back burning operation near Bilpin.
I have to appreciate him staying involved outside of the world of politics. He previously received a "a 10-year service award from the NSW Rural Fire Service."

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