Rural firefighters gather at a property on Hornes Rd at Takura on Tuesday.
Rural firefighters gather at a property on Hornes Rd at Takura on Tuesday. Alistair Brightman

How can we say 'thank you' enough to our firies?

EDITORIAL: Once again, volunteer firefighters have saved properties and kept Fraser Coast people safe from a raging bushfire, in dangerous conditions.

How can we say "thank you" enough to our firies, who work night and day, putting themselves in danger?

Here's cheers to multiple crews of heroes.

At the other end of the human spectrum is the man who allegedly assaulted a paramedic in the back of an ambulance vehicle.

Without pre-empting any possible court outcome, and whatever "altered level of consciousness" might have been involved, the Chronicle joins Senior Constable Matt Walker in saying the alleged attack on someone doing their job - and trying to help the attacker - is utterly unacceptable.

End of round one

THE Torquay foreshore withstood the first of our series of king tides on Wednesday.

Some of the sand piled up with sandbags protecting the damaged foreshore was swept away but the sandbag wall held.

Bigger tides are coming today and peaking tomorrow. Fingers crossed.