Felicity Johnson, a CFA volunteer firefighter of 22 years, has won a national photo competition hosted by the National Rural Women's Coalition.
It was an image that punctuated an already horrific fire season. As campaign-level fires raged across the state, the Licola bushfire, east of Melbourne, burned with such ferocity that it was visible on the Bureau of Meteorology’s (BOM) radar.
Human-induced climate change is the most likely driver behind Australia’s earlier and longer fire seasons, according to new research by CFA and Bureau of Meteorology researchers.
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.
Ben Richards, like many CFA members, has joined Mooroopna Fire Station in the hopes of building relationships and learning new skills. The 28 year old also has Down syndrome.