The Country Fire Service Foundation has announced the release of the song “Let’s Stand Together”, as a tribute to our tireless SA Country Fire Service (CFS) volunteers.
“Let’s Stand Together” was the initiative of the CFS Foundation in order to raise awareness of the Foundation and the volunteers it supports. The recording and video clip features CFS volunteers with John Swann (Swanee) providing the lead vocals.
“We were fortunate to have John Swann (Swanee) provide the lead vocals,” said CFS Foundation CEO, Gloria Berni. “Swanee recently saw firsthand brave volunteer firefighters at work – fighting fires that were burning on the rear of his property in New South Wales, so was keen to do his part to support them.
“A dozen CFS volunteers provided backing vocal and if it had not been for the high fire danger in the week of the recording, a greater number of volunteers would have been available to back John.”
Released by CFS Foundation, the song is a tribute to the state’s tireless CFS volunteer firefighters. It also increases awareness of the selfless commitment volunteers make and of the Foundation which stands ready to assist them when serious injury or loss occurs.
Since the devastating fires New South Wales and now the destructive fires in our own Adelaide Hills, hundreds of CFS volunteers have been bravely fighting to save our communities despite the horrendous conditions. The CFS Foundation supports all of these volunteers if they are in need.
The CFS Foundation remains ready to provide immediate financial support to any of the more than 13,000 CFS volunteers spread throughout the state, if they are injured or suffer significant loss while fighting fires. Throughout the year the CFS Foundation provides support to brigades to enhance health and welfare of their volunteers.
The song Let’s Stand Together invites all South Australians to stand beside the men and women who volunteer to protect our communities. You can do this by watching and sharing the song on YouTube and by donating to CFS Foundation.
Let’s Stand Together can be heard on you tube at – https://youtu.be/lrkvXmuEauE