As the fires continue to rage across two states in Australia ravaging everything in their paths, our hearts go out to those who have lost their lives.
Deputy Captain Geoffrey Keaton, from Horsley Park (Fire) Brigade in New South Wales died five days before Christmas after a falling tree hit the vehicle he was in causing it to roll.
Fellow firefighter Andrew O’Dwyer also died at the scene, both were fathers to young children.
Now the toddler son of Geoffrey Keaton has accepted a posthumous bravery medal in his honor. Wearing a special uniform and with a pacifier in his mouth, his father’s bravery medal was pinned to his top.
The bravery award was presented to 19-month-old Harvey Keaton by New South Wales Fire Commissioner Shane Fitzsimmons. Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison also attended Geoffrey Keaton’s funeral.