Fighting the Forces of Nature

Australia may be beautiful, but it also has its problems. At times it are the climate, the bush fires, flooding and/or cyclones that threaten people’s lives. Therefore it is for the Australian people of vital importance to have motivated and well-trained fire and rescue departments. One way to achieve this by adding an element of competition into the mix.

Photo: Four fireman being briefed on their next challenge at the Regional Firefighter Championship (Far Northern Region, Cairns, May 15, 2011), by Barend Jan de Jong (Leica M9, Summicron 50mm).

Photo: Four fireman being briefed on their next challenge at the Regional Firefighter Championship (Far Northern Region, Cairns, May 15, 2011), by Barend Jan de Jong (Leica M9, Summicron 50mm).