…because my dad is the Deputy Captain, but I really fought my first fire at 17.
I was in a fire last week on night shift, doing back burning to keep the overall fire contained.
It’s quite rewarding but it can be a bit scary, particularly when you’re going into the fires, rather than standing out of them.
When you go in you don’t know if a tree is going to fall, if something is hot, if something is going to ignite or how fast fire is coming if it’s at a distance.
My dad is a big part of it, but actually so is my mum and both my brothers, it’s a real family affair!