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Heroes.

Every society needs heroes. And every society has them. The reason we don’t often see them is because we don’t bother to look.

There are two kinds of heroes. Heroes who shine in the face of great adversity, who perform an amazing feat in a difficult situation. And heroes who live among us, who do their work unceremoniously, unnoticed by many of us, but who make a difference in the lives of others.

Heroes are selfless people who perform extraordinary acts. The mark of heroes is not necessarily the result of their action, but what they are willing to do for others and for their chosen cause. Even if they fail, their determination lives on for others to follow. The glory lies not in the achievement, but in the sacrifice.

Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono

This video shows the crew from Fire and Rescue NSW Station 509 Wyoming as their truck is overrun by the bushfire burning South of Nowra, a coastal town in New South Wales.

The crew were forced to shelter in their truck as the fire front passed through. All are OK.

These firefighters, and hundreds like them are placing themselves in harm’s way to protect life and property all over Australia right now.

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