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Anna Stephan

Anna Stephan -
North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Fire and Res­cue Service

Anna Stephan Fire­fight­er North­ern Ter­ri­to­ry Fire and Res­cue Ser­vice (NTFRS), Alice Springs

Anna grew up in a small vil­lage in Ger­many where her Grand­fa­ther had been the cap­tain of the vol­un­teer brigade for 25 years. Inspired by the work the local brigade car­ried out for the com­mu­ni­ty she joined the group aged 16 and con­tin­ued to serve as a mem­ber until she depart­ed for Aus­tralia in 2005

After set­tling down in Alice Springs she joined the Rur­al Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade (ASRVFB) in 2010 and was part of the task force that fought the cam­paign fires of 2011, brought on by unprece­dent­ed rains the year before.

Anna was suc­cess­ful in join­ing the NTFRS as a recruit in mid-2012 and after absolv­ing the four month recruit course in Dar­win has been sta­tioned in Alice Springs since. She cur­rent­ly holds the rank of Senior Firefighter.

Anna antic­i­pates to be able to assist the WAFA board through her expe­ri­ence in sales, pro­mo­tions and spon­sor­ships, (event) organ­i­sa­tion­al skills and peo­ple skills and hopes to take away valu­able infor­ma­tion to pass on to the NTFRS to assist the organ­i­sa­tion in grow­ing the num­ber of full-time female fire­fight­ers across the NT.

She and her hus­band Matt, a para­medic with St John Ambu­lance, have been liv­ing in Alice Springs over 10 years and share a pas­sion for camp­ing, fos­sick­ing and the love for their dogs (past and present), good wine, fish­ing and trav­el­ling. They wel­comed a daugh­ter in 2018 and are look­ing for­ward to her grow­ing up and show­ing her the raw, nat­ur­al beau­ty the Red Cen­tre holds.