Ask me about
- Opportunities for travel internationally and locally within Australia.
- Flying to map fires and provide intel to ground crew
- International Experience
- Regional Background
My life didn’t follow the exact plan I had envisioned. I dreamt of being a princess, a marine biologist, an actor, even a 3D animator for Pixar. But unexpectedly, I found myself in the realm of fire, where incredible opportunities awaited me.
Growing up in a small community in South Africa, I had a hunger for excitement and adventure. My parents wanted the best for us, so we embarked on a journey to Australia in 2010, seeking new opportunities.
Little did I know, my path would lead me to join the Rural Fire Service as a volunteer. This unexpected turn opened doors to a world where I get to engage in thrilling experiences while safeguarding my community.
Today, I find myself fortunate to partake in incredible activities and play a vital role in protecting the people around me. It’s an unexpected journey that has allowed me to blend my passions and serve a greater purpose.
About my role
The Bushfire Safety Officer is responsible for implementing and coordinating bushfire safety measures in Southeast Queensland. This crucial role involves developing and executing strategies to minimize the risk of bushfire incidents and ensure community safety.
Working closely with government agencies, emergency services, and community organizations, they design and implement bushfire safety plans, adhering to national and state guidelines and regulations. Conducting comprehensive risk assessments, they identify potential hazards and vulnerabilities and develop effective mitigation strategies.
Additionally, the Safety Officer engages with communities, delivering educational programs and workshops to promote preparedness and proactive measures. During bushfire emergencies, they collaborate with emergency services in coordinating responses, providing intel and undertaking air observation to assist ground crews. Monitoring and evaluating the effectiveness of safety initiatives, ensuring compliance, and fostering partnerships are also key responsibilities.
- High School Certificate (Matric Endorsement – South Africa)
- Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design and Animation
- Multiple Certificates in Public Safety
- Home Economics
- Physical Education
- Specialist Mathematics (Maths C)
- National Emergency Medal and Clasps for various Emergencies
- Highly Commended Outstanding Female Leader – Rural Fire Service 2023
- Multiple Citations and Certificates of Appreciation from QFES / NSW for various roles performed in QFES and outside State Emergency response.
- Scuba Diving
- 2 Dog
15 year old me!!
My career journey
Studied Graphics Design and Animation
Immigrated to Australia in 2010 from South Africa
Volunteered with Rural Fire Service
Became staff member of QFES
International Training Exchange in South Africa (WTREXSA)