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Faces of CFA: Hayden Allen
What binds CFA members is the common goal to protect lives and property, but you’re a diverse bunch. Every member has a story and Faces of CFA introduces you to just some of those stories.
What is your brigade role?
Why did you join CFA?
My relatives are part of the brigade.
What do you do for a living outside of CFA?
I’m a sales rep for Wurth Australia.
How long have you been a member of CFA?
For 15 years.
What incident has had the greatest impact on you and why?
I have a few but Black Saturday had a fair impact on me – to see a brigade try their hardest to protect life and property and then help rebuild a community.
Or, within my first three months of being captain, having a 40 metre x 30 metre shed full of rubbish at the landfill go up in smoke on a busy weekend in Bendigo during the state demo, then calling for three pumpers, a platform and 12 tankers.
What are your hobbies?
Car racing and big bash cricket.
What is your favourite thing about CFA?
It’s the family atmosphere.
What would you say to someone thinking of joining CFA?
It's one of the best things you will ever do.