Rebecca Helwig, a volunteer firefighter with the Country Fire Authority in Australia, was killed in the line of duty on February 17, 2006, at the scene of a grass fire near Wodonga, in northeast Victoria. According to news reports, she was working with the Barnawartha Brigade at the fire and was helping to move a hose line when she fell under the wheels of a fire engine and was run over.
Helwig, who was 41, leaves a husband and three children. Both of the older children are members of the volunteer brigade, and her husband is a volunteer fire lieutenant.
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