Links & Resources


List of Pod­casts that have been fea­tured in WAFA Newsletters:

  • South York­shire Chief Alex John­son: Lis­ten to Alex’s inspir­ing jour­ney through the ranks of the fire ser­vice as she rose to the rank of CFO and her pas­sion for the job and the peo­ple she leads. See link below. 
  • The For The Wild pod­cast revis­its the 2019/2020 Aus­tralian bush­fires with Vanes­sa Cavanagh, Rachael Cavanagh and Deb Swan.
    Togeth­er they dis­cuss the 2019/2020 fire sea­son, how and why it was unlike tra­di­tion­al fires sea­sons, and the dif­fer­ence between cul­tur­al burn­ing and wild­fires.
    Vanes­sa, Rachael and Deb also share the role of Indige­nous women in cul­tur­al burn­ing and offer their unique insights into what needs to be done mov­ing for­ward.…
  • Behind the Shield Episode 349: Dany Cot­ton spent over three decades serv­ing with the Lon­don Fire Brigade, retir­ing as Com­mis­sion­er. In this pod­cast Dany dis­cuss­es her jour­ney into the fire ser­vice, forg­ing diver­si­ty through men­tor­ing, the impact of bud­get cuts on ser­vice and health, vio­lence on first respon­ders, hero­ism at the Gren­fell Tow­er fire, dirty pol­i­tics and much more. If you’ve nev­er heard a leader speak with pas­sion and vul­ner­a­bil­i­ty around for­mer­ly taboo
    sub­jects like men­tal health and PTSD then this is the pod­cast to lis­ten to.
    Lis­ten via sound cloud on the Beyond the shield web­site here.
  • WAFA Vice Pres­i­dent Stephanie Looi was inter­viewed for The Broad Expe­ri­ence Pod­cast Episode 155: Fire­fight­er. Star­ing along­side Steph in this episode is anoth­er vol­un­teer fire­fight­er, Kassie Stevens, who vol­un­teers with her local fire depart­ment in Okla­homa. You can lis­ten to the pod­cast or read a tran­script of the show
    They dis­cuss the chal­lenges that come with the role of a fire­fight­er, bal­anc­ing vol­un­teer­ing with their oth­er com­mit­ments but also the deep sat­is­fac­tion that comes from help­ing oth­ers. Lis­ten here.
  • From Ger­many the B5 Aktuell Woman of the Week fea­tur­ing WAFA Pres­i­dent Quinn Cramer. To lis­ten to the pod­cast click here, for an Eng­lish trans­la­tion of the first part of the pod­cast click here.