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I was told that we had done amazingly well to find the ignition point in a levelled bushfire. It had saved the investigators weeks of searching, if they had managed to find it at all. The fact it was found using the technology I carried with me – which as producers we use every day - amazed them. As volunteer firies, it highlighted the level of professionalism that we take with us onto a fire ground. Less than a week after, we braced ourselves once more as a second lot of fires materialised. I was in the police station going through my statement when I received the call. There were suddenly another eight fires to deal with. I remember trying to hurry up and initial pages, so I could get back out and into a plane, as we once again started to regroup to fight and defend. Through the entire fire event, the support from the community was just extraordinary. It has certainly been something that helped me a lot, and it still continues to be. *** Will Carmody is the Captain of the Cascade Bushfire Brigade and has been a member for over 30 years. He is also the Senior Fire Control Officer for Shire of Esperance West Zone 2. Will was the recipient of the 2017 DFES Murray Lang Bushfire Service of WA Award in recognition of his dedicated community engagement activities including annual bushfire presentations for foreign workers in the Cascade region. ***

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