About Us

Treasurer / Public Officer

Alice Laven­der -
New South Wales Rur­al Fire Service

I have been a vol­un­teer in the NSW Rur­al Fire Ser­vices since 2017 as part of Medowie Brigade in the beau­ti­ful Port Stephens. I don’t have any fam­i­ly links to fire­fight­ing, but a friend encour­aged me to join up and once I start­ed it became a new­found pas­sion of mine.

Achieve­ments I am proud of from my time in the ser­vice so far include being one of the first female BA Oper­a­tors in our brigade.
I have been inspired by the work of WAFA since attend­ing the con­fer­ence in New Zealand in 2018, the amount of knowl­edge and expe­ri­ence that is pos­sessed by oth­er women across the var­i­ous emer­gency ser­vices is a great resource for those who are just start­ing out.

I would like to help in spread­ing the WAFA mes­sage of equi­ty & empow­er­ment through the shar­ing of this knowl­edge, and in turn, expand­ing on my own learn­ing experiences.

Out­side of fire­fight­ing, my pro­fes­sion­al back­ground is in accounts and admin­is­tra­tion man­age­ment. In my spare time I enjoy going camp­ing and spend­ing as much time out­doors as I can.