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Welcome to Reflections of a fire fighter. You may be wandering what you can expect to find here. I’ve been a fire fighter for over nine years now. I’m lucky enough to be able to say that I love my job. It has brought me so much more than I could ever have expected. I’ve often found my experiences at work to be a metaphor for life. When I was young my father suffered debilitating mental illness. I lost my mother to cancer and my brother to suicide, so I dedicated my life to helping people. I became a physiotherapist and a surf lifesaver before joining the fire brigade in 2005. You can follow the link to my upcoming book, a memoir that tells a story of transformation through fire fighting and grief. It aims to inspire those in pain to see how our losses can often become our greatest gift.  My intention for creating this site is to share my story and my insights into life, health, fire fighting, grief and mental illness.

Photo by Glenn Duffus Photography (www.gdphoto.com.au)