Firies biggest fan

Sebastian with Beaconsfield CFA life member Ron Woodfine. Pictures: ROB CAREW 204762_32

By Mitchell Clarke

It’s hard to know exactly what career path you want to take when you’re just four-years-old, but little Sebastian is set on becoming a firefighter.

The Endeavour Hills boy was all smiles at the Berwick Show when he was given the chance to rub shoulders with volunteers from the Beaconsfield brigade.

Over the Christmas holidays, Sebastian and his family were stuck in Mallacoota for two days as fires ravaged the popular tourist township.

Despite his horrifying ordeal, the youngster watched on as dedicated firefighters protected the community, and while the experience would petrify many, Sebastian was so inspired, he’s vowed to take up the honourable service when he’s older.

“It was obviously an extremely scary thing to go through but we’re just trying to make it a really positive experience for him,” his mother said.

Sebastian was thrilled to receive a tour of the tanker, sit in the driver’s seat and pose for a photo with Beaconsfield CFA life member, ex-captain and 45-year veteran Ron Woodfine.

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