Hannah Taylor thanked firefighters including Ben Carrigg by baking choc-chip cookies and taking them to the North Rockhampton Fire Station after they saved her home.
Hannah Taylor thanked firefighters including Ben Carrigg by baking choc-chip cookies and taking them to the North Rockhampton Fire Station after they saved her home. Chris Ison

Girl's cookies fire the fellas

IT was enough to make grown men cry.

When a young girl named Hannah Taylor walked into the North Rockhampton Fire Station offering a bunch of homemade chocolate-chip biscuits, some “burly fellas were a bit teary”.

Yesterday The Morning Bulletin was able to track down the kind-hearted girl who touched the hearts of the Rockhampton firefighters with her gesture.

The Bully arranged for Hannah to meet firefighter Ben Carrigg, who said they were all very touched by her generosity and wanted to thank her, but had trouble finding her.

After firefighters saved her Frenchville home last week, 10-year-old Hannah got to work in the kitchen baking 48 cookies and wrote a letter of thanks before delivering them to the firefighters.

With seven cups of flour, half a kilo of butter and a tonne of chocolate-chips, Hannah said she hoped the biscuits gave the firefighters some energy after the Mt Archer fire battle.

Hannah's letter said; “To our brave firefighters, thank you for all your hard work in keeping my home safe from the fires. Hope you all keep safe so you can go home to your families.”

Ben said the biscuits were fantastic and gave them a boost for the evening.

“It was a blessing, they were still warm too,” he said.

“We got called out just after (Hannah delivered them) and every man had a cookie in each hand and in their mouth climbing onto the truck.”

Yesterday Ben gave Hannah Blazer the Fire Safety Koala as they thanked each other for their efforts.

Everywhere they went, Ben said people were unbelievably generous, giving them food and drinks while they fought fires.

“Some of the older guys said they had never seen anything like it,” he said.



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