A girl has shared a picture of her hardworking firefighter dad who collapsed to the ground and slept on the lawn following his 12-hour shift during which he was battling Australian bushfires.
As Jenna O’Keeffe from New South Wales, Australia, revealed, her father only got 5 minutes of rest on the lawn before he rushed off to continue helping in the fight against the blaze.
“This is a picture of my Dad getting five minutes sleep on our front lawn, while my brother keeps watch over the fire burning at the top of our farm, after he finished his 10th 12 hr+ day in a row fighting voluntarily in the community with the RFS NSW,” the proud daughter wrote.
“My family have been fighting these fires on our farm and our community nonstop for over a month. They are tired, they are sore, and they are running out of resources.”
As Jeanna went on to say, it wasn’t until one week into constant battles with the fires that her dad broke down into tears.
“Today I heard my Dad cry, he said ‘Jen I have never seen anything like this, it’s never-ending,’” she admitted.
“We still have over 50 days of summer left, we aren’t even half way and there is currently no end in sight.”
The daughter also praised all of the volunteers who risk their lives to defend the communities on a daily basis.
“Don’t get caught up in the negativity, the politics, the Facebook news, the drama! Australia is on fire and there are brave people all over the country voluntarily fighting day in, day out to keep our lives and homes safe,” she said.
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