It was great to meet many of the state's fire fighters at the NSW Rural Fire Service Association conference on June 22 at Mudgee in the state's central west, and share my story with them. They deserve a huge pat on the back for their work fighting fires throughout the state, plus the many other tasks they help with including attending car accidents and other natural disasters. We couldn't survive without people like these men and women who volunteer their time to help others in times of need. Well done and thank you.