They say a picture says a thousand words. We think this one also holds a thousand emotions.

Congratulations to Sarah-Jayne Ebsworth from Queensland Fire and Emergency Services - QFES who has taken first prize for Grit and Courage in the Get Ready Queensland Resilient Australia Awards Photography Category. 

RAA 19 photography winner


‘Disaster resilience is the coming together of people, with one shared goal, when the odds are against them. When the flames began towering over the volunteers in Deepwater, when the wind and heat was not in their favour, they didn’t turn their backs and say “it can’t be done”. They fronted the flames and carried on with the job they all came to do.' Sarah said.

This photo will now be reviewed by the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience alongside finalists across the six categories for consideration in the National Resilient Australia Award ceremony next month.

Congratulations and good luck everyone!