Newtown firefighters have once again set a fine example of international people-to-people solidarity by posting "Peace be with them" in Farsi on their noticeboard.
They are showing solidarity with 20 or more firefighters in Tehran, Iran, who sacrificed their lives fighting a fire in the 17-story Plasco building on January 20. The high rise was built in the early 1960s and was the tallest building at the time of its construction.
I came across members of the Iranian community who had come to thank Newtown firefighters for their solidarity.
As a new dangerous period opens under the newly inaugurated Donald Trump presidency in the US, every act of people-to-people solidarity becomes very important.
Drop in to the fire station at 214-216 Australia Steet, Newtown and express your appreciation of their fine example.