Essentially throwing a dart at a map of Australia, this Edmonton man headed down under to see how he could help battle the country's wildfires.
'If I didn't do it then, I thought I never would, so yeah, [I] bought the ticket,' Dan Derouin said.Dan Derouin Dan Derouin/Global News After finally getting in contact with fire personnel, the local fire chief found a place for him. Story continues below advertisement “He sent me to Adaminaby and that’s where I went,” Derouin said. “I went and joined the boys there on the ground and they put me to work right away.” Dan Derouin Dan Derouin/Global News While the fight was intense, there were also moments of beauty, seeing all sorts of wildlife and even a chance to work alongside a well-known Australian. “The ex-prime minister of Australia, he’s a firefighter, Tony Abbott,” Derouin said. “He was there, [I] talked with him, worked with him the one day, then we had a beer at the local pub the next.” Image of Dan Derouin with former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abott. Dan Derouin/Global News While Derouin could have taken time to shop and visit sites, he instead gave every minute of his trip to help fight fires up until his departure. Story continues below advertisement “I hope I made a difference, even talking to the guys, giving them some encouragement, being with them every day,” Derouin recalled. “They were surprised that I stuck out, actually.” © 2020 Global News, a division of Corus Entertainment Inc. Read more: Globalnews.ca
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