Raging Firestorm. Australian Firefighters Battle Largest Wildfire
Taylor Richard Frank
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Cover Type: Softcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: None Issued
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publisher Place: Australia
Publisher Year: 2012
Edition: First Edition
Description: 183 pages. Ex-Library. (only one small stamp on inside page). Book appears to have hardly been read and is in Fine condition throughout.
Publishers Description: They can see the glow of fire from thirty kilometers away as they approach the town of Narrabri, from the north, the very air they breath is thick with smoke and carried by the wind are the remnants of burned timber, ash, and leaves that are floating on this now deceptively gentle breeze. If they listen carefully they can hear this monster breathing, sucking in oxygen from the surrounding air, they all know from experience that this is not going to be easy, they have done it before and none of these battle hardened veterans in this taskforce are underestimating the challenge that is ahead of them. This true-life action is set against the backdrop of Australias largest ever wildfire that has so far proven to be unstoppable, it is now burning through hundreds of acres of The Pilliga the largest area of natural scrub and old growth timber in New South Wales Australia. When the Queensland Fire and Rescue Authority were asked to send help by the New South Wales State Government, forty courageous firefighters from Queensland Fire & Rescue Authority stepped up to answered the call and in the true Australian spirit volunteered and drove their Queensland fire trucks over six hundred kilometres to the central northern town of Narrabri and pledged to stay there until the job was either done or they were rotated. This is a true story, this fearsome, raging firestorm was a very real event, almost a conflageration that had threatened and cut off towns and homesteads isolating people, animals and wildlife, cutting roads twisting and turning apparently on a whim, sometimes doubling back on itself at the changes of the wind. This fire had escaped, evaded and defied all attempts to control and subdue it! And now this raging firestorm is headed straight for its next victim; the large rural town of Narrabri via the iconic Pilliga Scrub. Can it be stopped The town was now being evacuated and had taken on the feel of a ghost town with only the most hardy towns people staying put. Read this true story and discover the outcome as related by a firefighter who was actually there on the front line throughout the very worst of the action, feel the unbelievable and unbearable heat; experience the choking, blinding smoke; the roaring flames, the crackle of exploding trees hour after hour, be there join the fight. If you have ever wondered what it is like to be a professional firefighter then you must read this book. BUY IT NOW!!