Jodie Harrison’s father was an MFB firefighter but it was actually her mother who encouraged her to apply when she was looking for a career change. Courtesy Jodie Harrison.
Michelle McKay and Gena Kenny joined MFB from the UK and US respectively where they previously worked as firefighters. They undertook a conversion course in 1995, at a time when MFB was not recruiting. Despite their obvious credentials, their introduction into MFB was controversial.