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HEATHER STOCKTON

HEATHER STOCKTON

Heather Stockton (née Valle) was one of the first women to join MFB when the organisation began recruiting women into operational roles in 1983. READ MORE

SANDY HEARN

SANDY HEARN

After a stint in the banking industry, followed by a 15-year career as a flight attendant, then a personal trainer, Sandy was looking for a new challenge. READ MORE

TONY COWLING

TONY COWLING

Tony Cowling came from a long line of firefighters, with his father, grandfather and great grandfather all firefighters in MFB.
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KYLIE EVANS

KYLIE EVANS

Becoming a firefighter was never something that crossed Kylie Evans’ mind when considering a career. She performed well academically at school but… READ MORE

TRUDY WALKER

TRUDY WALKER

In September 2018, Trudy Walker, along with Donna Wheatley, became the first female Commander in MFB history. Joining MFB when she was…  READ MORE

REBECCA HARDING

REBECCA HARDING

Rebecca Harding worked as a speech pathologist before considering a career at MFB. She had reached a point where she was ready for a change. READ MORE

MARK LYONS

MARK LYONS

Mark Lyons joined MFB in 1988. He remembers about 4,000 people applying the year he did and recalls the challenging physical and theoretical testing process. READ MORE

GUY WALKER

GUY WALKER

Guy Walker has not been a firefighter for very long, graduating as a new recruit in 2018, having followed in the footsteps of his mother, Trudy Walker.  READ MORE

RACHEL COWLING

Rachel Cowling comes from a long line of firefighters – five generations to be precise. In 2005 Rachel became the first female firefighter in her family.
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