Craig Harrison

At the end of a bushfire season, Craig Harrison and his fellow volunteers in the ACT Rural Fire Service usually get together, have a couple of drinks, and unpack what they have all been through.

In 2020, after one of the most intense seasons in living memory, he didn't get that opportunity. 

COVID-19 hit the country and Craig went into lockdown, still dealing with what ad unfolded during the 250 hours he had worked during the bushfire season.

"We couldn't train and normally you would get together and have a few beers and talk about things that happened during the season - near misses and that sort of stuff. "