Prospa’s Alex Bondoux, national manager for key accounts, has been with the Country Fire Authority for 10 years and was recently deployed to New South Wales for a large multi-day mission around the outer region of Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie. Bondoux said the crews are inundated with work and understandably exhausted given the unprecedented fire activity the state has been experiencing.
“NSW RFS have done a terrific job and have been on the go now for months, with little to no rest,” he said.
“The bushfire affected regions unfortunately are the same communities suffering from a terrible drought. Communities both locally and interstate are bonding together helping one another where they can, but we’re expecting that the weather that has contributed to these droughts and bushfires will continue.”
Bondoux called on the broker and lending community to support the affected areas "by buying local and seeing local attractions when they can", as well as through donating to organisations like Rural Aid or Lions Club that are providing livestock with feed.
Right: Alex Bondoux, Prospa, national manager of key accounts