THEY respond to house fires to support victims through their hardship and loss.
Louie and Christine Naumovski launched the not-for-profit Logan House Fire Support Network after 11 people, including eight children, died when a fire destroyed a Slacks Creek home in 2011.
In a city where house fires are far too commonplace, they have witnessed first-hand the grief of families whose loved ones could not escape the blaze.
In the Jimboomba area there have been four house fires in the last three weeks, fortunately none of them were fatal.
As a not-for-profit organisation that relies heavily on community donations to deliver the support work they do for those affected by house fires, the Naumovskis recently received a significant boost to their operations.
Minister for Health and Ambulance Services Cameron Dick last week presented a Queensland Ambulance Service vehicle to the Logan House Fire Support Network for use in the Logan community.
The decommissioned ambulance was donated by the Queensland Ambulance Service early last month.
“The network’s founders Louie and Christine Naumovski have worked hard to provide help to local families who have been devastated by house fire to ensure no family feels isolated, alone and lost in their time of need,” he said.
“This ambulance will be a vital resource for them to more efficiently and easily help house victims when they need it most.”
Louie Naumovski commended the Minister for taking up his call for a vehicle earlier this year.
“This donation will help us to help victims of house fires more efficiently by being able to carry much of the emergency items people need,” he said.
“It will also give us room to sit the family down so we can help them contact family, insurance providers and others in the comfort of a vehicle, shielding them from the scene."
Signwriting and artwork on the ambulance have since been completed by Shane Drew and his children Tiffani and Ashley from local business Drew's Sign It, and registration costs covered by Logan City Council.