1 Feb 2020 Melbourne Australia:
Firefighter’s Mum Lives Independently
Hot Australian Innovation enables Captioned Calls for 99yo
The Most Fearsome Threat
During the scorching hot Australian summer, Pauline Cole was terrified. Terrified she’d be unable to keep her home. Bushfires? No, they didn’t worry her. Loss of independence. That scared her!
Being profoundly deaf, Pauline desperately needed a new phone. A phone that’s extremely easy to use, with large text and accurate captioning that doesn’t fall behind. A phone that would allow her to stay in her own home.
Loving Son Fights Fire with Fire
Peter Cole volunteers as a Crew Leader with the NSW Rural Fire Service (RFS). Peter has been fighting fires on the far South Coast since late November and often works at night. Last night, his team was directly in the path of the flames, conducting controlled burning to deprive the flames of fuel.
Last night, a tree fell on one of the fire trucks. It destroyed the cabin gate.