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Name: Emma

Rank: Regional (Retained) Senior Firefighter

Year started: 2019

Previous employment: Emma has worked in several different environments from seasonal work in the snow at Mount Hotham to retail work at Foodland. She has also worked as a bartender and waitress at a restaurant, and as a Personal Trainer in the fitness industry.

Emma is currently studying Health and Medical Science majoring in Neuroscience at the University of Adelaide.

Emma is a keen traveller and has travelled to many different countries. She has been on volunteer trips to South Africa, Cambodia and Thailand. On these trips she worked in orphanages, conservation parks and elephant rehabilitation centres doing what she can to improve the lives of those who need it most. Emma has also travelled to New Zealand and ventured around Australia.

Emma has always been someone who loves to help others. From helping her father with gardening and landscaping in their backyard from a young age to now being able to travel worldwide and help those less fortunate.

“My father has always been a very important role model to me and so I believe my love for helping others and firefighting stems from him. Both him and my grandfather were devoted members of the Country Fire Service for many years and would do anything to help anyone when they need it most. I am so proud to be able to follow in my father and grandfathers’ footsteps and progress through the firefighting industry, hoping to one day make this my full-time career.”

“Being a retained firefighter allows me to also study full time and follow other career paths such as the fitness industry. I have always loved everything fitness and love being able to push myself both physically and mentally. I believe firefighting is also a great way to do this. There are times both at incidents and during training exercises that you need to be able to push past not only your physical barriers but your mental barriers as well. The different levels and areas of training also keeps my brain active and helps me to progress through my career. From Breathing Apparatus and structure firefighting to Road Crash Rescue and HAZMAT training, there is always something new to learn and improve on.