About Us

Board Member Hayley Dun

Hay­ley Dun — Board Mem­ber
Fire and Res­cue New South Wales

My name Is Hay­ley Dun I’m 26 years old and born and raised in the small town of Nowra, which is 2 hours South of Syd­ney. My father has been a fire­fight­er all my life, and grow­ing up in that envi­ron­ment is what inspired me to chase the dream. Dur­ing my child­hood expe­ri­ence at my local Fire Sta­tion there was only 1 female. As a young girl I found this par­tic­u­lar­ly inspir­ing to see a female work­ing in what soci­ety has us to believe a man’s world”. I knew grow­ing up that I want­ed to be some­one to break the moulds and stereotypes.

I cur­rent­ly work in the Emer­gency Ser­vices Indus­try with Fire and Res­cue NSW as a retained fire­fight­er (since April 2016) and as an Emer­gency Response Offi­cer with Opstar PTY LTD which pro­vides a Search and Res­cue, Med­ical and remote fire­fight­ing capa­bil­i­ty for the Depart­ment of Defence at the Fleet Air Arm at HMAS Alba­tross in Nowra. (Since May2016) With­in Opstar I do avi­a­tion fire­fight­ing and work along­side in our con­tract CHC helicopters.

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 enjoy keep­ing up with health and fit­ness and self-devel­op­ment and improve­ment for my career goals.