Meals are served by gurudwara to Australian firefighters working to control bushfires.
A gurudwara at Sydney is being commended online after it supplied warm meals into the emergency responders that are combating wildfires in the region.
Firemen using the Hornsby Rural Fire Brigade had only finished containing a passion in South Turramurra on Sydney’s North Shore, when they were treated to home-cooked meals during a much-needed afternoon break. Members of their Guru Nanak Gurudwara Turramurra Sikh Temple served the meals.
Members of the Sikh community dropped by with the food to express their gratitude to those.
‘As the firefighting operations were drawing to a close at the Canoon RpadFire at South Turramurra, we’re approached by members of the local Sikh community with contributions of food for our firefighters,’ Captain Theo Klich told SBS News.
‘They brought two kinds of water and curry, along with other residents also brought out water, juice and soft drinks,’ the chief said.
‘We’re thankful for those acts of kindness, however we want to acknowledge that they are not expected, since we are pleased to do the job we are tasked to perform without payment or reward,’ the firefighter said.
Following the gesture by the Sikh community went viral, then MP Jason Wood too resisted the group. It is what Aussies do!’
The gurudwara said it is open for those affected by the fires and in need shelter or food.
The bushfire season has started earlier than usual, at the southern hemisphere spring, and is anticipated to be lengthy and brutal this season since a drought has left extensive swathes of both Australia’s west and east more susceptible to fire.
Looking to avert exhaustion among firefighters, Western Australia has sent teams outside to ease tired crews along with New Zealand has sent reinforcements up.