About Us

Treasurer / Public Officer

Hay­ley Dun -
Fire and Res­cue New South Wales

Hay­ley Dun is 27 years old and born and was raised in the small town of Nowra, which is 2 hours South of Syd­ney. Hayley’s father has been a fire­fight­er all her life and grow­ing up in that envi­ron­ment is what inspired her to chase the dream. Dur­ing my child­hood expe­ri­ence at my local Fire Sta­tion there was only one female. As a young girl I found this par­tic­u­lar­ly inspir­ing to see a female work­ing in what soci­ety has us believe to be a​“man’s world”. I knew grow­ing up that I want­ed to be some­one to break the moulds and stereotypes.”

Hay­ley cur­rent­ly work in the Emer­gency Ser­vices Indus­try with Fire and Res­cue NSW as a Fire­fight­er and as an Avi­a­tion Fire­fight­er with Broad­spec­trum on a mil­i­tary base. Pre­vi­ous­ly she worked as a Senior Emer­gency Response Offi­cer with a com­pa­ny sub­con­tract­ed to Depart­ment of Defence pro­viding a Search and Res­cue, Med­ical and remote fire­fight­ing capa­bil­i­ty and work­ing along­side CHC Heli­copters. She was one of the first women to become a motor driver/​pump oper­a­tor at her FRN­SW sta­tion. 

I would love to play a more active role in empow­er­ing and sup­port­ing women in or want­i­ng to pur­sue a career in fire­fight­ing. It has been a long-term goal of mine to become a part of the WAFA Board as I feel it’s a great plat­form and sup­port net­work for all to be assist­ed and sup­port­ed in their cur­rent roles or pur­su­ing careers. In my spare time I do a lot of Fire­fight­er Stair Climbs for var­i­ous char­i­ties as well as ful­fill­ing my role as WAFA trea­sur­er and pub­lic officer.”