9 episodes

From the creator of Cowper, this is On The Frontline, a series that reveals the first-hand experiences of NSW Rural Fire volunteers during the Clarence Valley’s horrific 2019 bushfire season. 

Grafton Daily Examiner journalist Jenna Thompson takes listeners across the region to hear directly from those who risked their lives in order to protect their community.

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    • 4.4 • 29 Ratings

From the creator of Cowper, this is On The Frontline, a series that reveals the first-hand experiences of NSW Rural Fire volunteers during the Clarence Valley’s horrific 2019 bushfire season. 

Grafton Daily Examiner journalist Jenna Thompson takes listeners across the region to hear directly from those who risked their lives in order to protect their community.

    A Successful Season

    A Successful Season

    It wasn't the biggest or most extreme fires that RFS volunteer Darrell Binskin remembers from the 2019 bushfire season. It was the one that helped him heal his own internal struggles.

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    • 16 min
    Close to Home

    Close to Home

    Of the many bushfires Woombah RFS senior deputy captain Jason Nelson fought that year, it was the one that came just 200 metres from his home that he'll never forget.

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    • 14 min
    In Our Own Backyard

    In Our Own Backyard

    Woombah RFS volunteer Cate Field has spent the last five years looking out for her crew from afar. However, when the Myall Creek Road fire threatened her community, she was thrust into the frontline.

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    • 15 min
    Just One Spark

    Just One Spark

    In his 13 years as a volunteer firefighter, Andrew Paull had never battled anything as angry and opportunistic as the Myall Creek Road fire.

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    • 16 min
    One Big Family

    One Big Family

    Rookie firefighter Kaitlyn Ward was looking for a challenge when she joined her local brigade. A few months later, she would face the region’s worst bushfire season.

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    • 11 min
    Into The War Zone

    Into The War Zone

    When Steve Smith and the Pillar Valley fire crew made their way toward Nymboida, little did they realise that they would be facing down the region’s most ferocious firestorm.

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    • 13 min

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Agree that longer episodes would be good. Amazingly good, professional & respectful narration & heartfelt accounts by some of the bravest heroes. Thank you for bringing these amazing stories to us

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Awesome

Awesome insight on what happened only bad thing about this podcast is the episodes aren’t long enough!!!

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