BlazeAid is a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia after natural disasters such as fires and floods. The organisation works with those affected who are not insured or are under-insured for the cost of rebuilding their rural fencing, or where their personal, physical or financial circumstances are such that they are in genuine need of BlazeAid’s assistance.
BlazeAid volunteers work in a disaster-affected areas for many months, not only helping individuals and families, but also helping rebuild the local communities. Volunteers work in fencing teams, with at least one experienced fencer in each team. Working together, they clear the fence lines and re-stand, rebuild or replace fences, working with those affected so that they don't have to work on the repairs alone. Many friendships are formed among volunteers and families as they work together on the fence lines.