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Podcasts & Vodcasts

All of the Association's Audio and Video media will be published here to keep Members up-to-date with the latest news.


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Beth Dalton - Scholarship Recipient

Chris Lord Memorial Scholarship recipient, Beth Dalton speaks about her passion for the RFS, especially Community Engagement and her forthcoming degree in Emergency Management, which is being funded through the Honours & Awards program by NSW RFSA.

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April Meredith - President's Scholarship

April Meredith, who was awarded the President's Scholarship explains her reasons for becoming involved with the RFS and her excitement at studying for an Advanced Diploma, thanks to her scholarship from NSW RFSA. April also gives some advice to other young women, who may be considering the RFS.

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Lance Hartley - Member of the Year

Listen to Member of the Year, Lance Hartley talk about his involvement with the RFSA at a Branch, Division and State Council level and the multitude of skills he has gained whilst being involved with the RFS.

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John Parnaby - Kokoda Trek

John Parnaby is a founding member of the ‘Courage Under Fire’ organising team. 2013 will be his second hike of the Kokoda Track. In this interview John outlines the founding of the initiative and some of the challenges the trek brings.

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Kayla Patton - NSW RFS Courage Under Fire-NSW RFSA Kokoda Trek

NSW RFSA is a major sponsor of the Kokoda initiative, which takes children or grandchildren of fallen or seriously injured fire fighters along the 96km Kokoda trail linking the southern and northern coast of Papua New Guinea. In this podcast, Keyla Patton outlines her anticipation of the walk.

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Bevan Michel

Bevan received a Scholarship in 2012 to undertake a certificate IV in Training and Assessment to improve his training skills at both a brigade and Zone level. Listen to Bevan talk about his RFS experience and how completing his studies will be a stepping stone for the future.

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Steph Huysmans - Scholarship Recipient

Steph talks about what it means for her to receive a Chris Lord Memorial Scholarship, what it is she will be studying and also her aims to be the first-ever female brigade Captain in the Canobolas Zone.

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Elizabeth Philpott - Chris Lord Scholarship

Liz, a member of Repton RFB in RFSA Division 2, received a Chris Lord Memorial Scholarship in 2012. Originally a 'city girl', Liz tells us about how she learnt to 'live with the bush' and how further study, made possible by the RFSA scholarship, will enable her to do even more for her brigade.

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Elise Tasker - President's Scholarship

Click to hear Elise Tasker talk about her role as both a volunteer and Staff member with the Rural Fire Service. Also, find out how being awarded the President's Scholarship will aid Elise and her career by allowing her to study for a Bachelor of Emergency Management.

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Brian McKinlay - Deloitte Report

Former RFSA President Brian McKinlay talks about the Deloitte report released in 2012, on costs & funding of Emergency Services and how the RFSA intends to use this information to make a submission to Government.

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