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Meet some of our volunteers

Name: Clare   Age: 25    Brigade: Belair/Kingscote  Occupation: Hotel Receptionist   How long have you been a CFS volunteer: 5 years

What made you want to become a CFS volunteer: My fiancé has been a member since cadets and inspired me to give to the community. (I also got left at home alone alot during dinner when his pager would go off, so now we run out the door together).

What is your favourite part about being a CFS volunteer: Giving back to the community, becoming part of the CFS family.

What has been your most rewarding moment so far: Community fundraising & helping the community with emergencies including car accidents, house fires,gas leaks, tree downs, flooding and cats up trees.

What was the most significant moment you have had while volunteering: Saving a piggery while everything else went up in flames in the Eden Valley fires. Watching day turn to night and long shift work strike teams.

 

 

 

Name: Matthew    Age: 27    Brigade: Belair/DEW    Occupation: Firefighter

How long have you been a CFS Volunteer: 13 years

What made you want to become a CFS volunteer: Gotta do something til bingo.

What is your favourite part about being a CFS volunteer: Assisting the community and developing valuable life skills.

What has been your most rewarding moment so far: Seeing houses still standing hours after defending them.

What was the most significant moment you have had while volunteering: Watching the sunrise through the smoky hills at Sampson Flat after a busy night shift.

 

 

 

Name: Mark     Age: 33    Brigade: Virginia     Occupation: Forklift operator    How long have you been a CFS volunteer: 2 years

What made you want to become a CFS volunteer: after being in the SES for 15 years in Whyalla, I didnt have opportunity to be a firefighter, but after moving to Adelaide it was the perfect opportunity for me to join.

What's your favourite part about being a CFS volunteer: being part of a family with the same goal to assist the community and keep people safe.

What has been your most rewarding moment so far: attending a road crash rescue to extricate a casualty, there were children in the back seat and wouldn't stop crying. I instantly handed the children trauma teddies and asked them to look after them while we took care of their loved one.
 

 


 

Name: Casey      Age: 25      Brigade: Virginia     Occupation: Security Guard      How long have you been a CFS volunteer: 18 months

What made you want to become a CFS volunteer: I was with the SES for 5 years and I was invited to try the CFS. I attended a training session and I loved the crew. Also hearing the stories from other CFS volunteers made me even more excited to join up.

What's your favourite part about being a CFS volunteer: learning a whole new set of skills and experiencing some incredible things. 

What has been your most rewarding moment so far: there hasn't been one moment in particular, but every time I get on the truck I learn something new and realise a new strength I have.