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A street in the new CFA Victorian Emergency Management Training Center in the Central Highlands is named after Maryborough CFA volunteer Samantha Rothman. Ms. Rothman has been recognized for her commitment to training and development. More news: Bendigo Police seek information on Heathcote car theft The new state-of-the-art facility near Ballan was unveiled this week and offers a driving course with 10 streets named after illustrious CFA members . CFA unveiled Samantha Street, named after Samantha, in recognition of her localized work at CFA, high school programs, and her broader dedication to volunteerism in her community. Ms. Rothman joined Bacchus Marsh’s junior program in 1988 at the age of 14 and became a senior member about three years later. She quickly became the first female member of the brigade’s leadership team in her early twenties. At 25 she moved to Maryborough where she joined the local brigade and has now spent 20 years as a firefighter. She currently holds the rank of 3rd Lieutenant in the Maryborough Fire Brigade, making her the first female lieutenant in the brigade. Ms Rothman said she describes herself as having a keen interest in providing training and education for all. “I was fortunate to have been led by great mentors during my time at CFA, and these individuals provided me and others with equal opportunity for training and development. leadership,” she said. More news: Ms. Rothman’s passion for learning and development extends beyond her CFA background, having founded an award-winning school emergency services program called Emergency Services Journey at the Maryborough Education Center where she works as a secondary school teacher. She trained local youth groups and led training courses as a volunteer for Life Saving Victoria. Ms. Rothman was also a member of the VFBV Board of Directors for eight years and currently serves as State Vice President. “CFA is an amazing organization and there is so much we can learn from each other through what we do,” she said. “Comradeship, culture, brigade atmosphere and inclusiveness; we all get so much out of being part of the CFA. “I want to continue to promote our training programs and drive improvement continues the skills of all members. “As a firefighter, Ms. Rothman was involved in some of the most devastating fires in the state, including Black Saturday and the 2019-2020 bushfires. part of”, she said. “Although devastating and somewhat terrifying, I had the unique experience of helping to fight fires in Mallacoota during the 2019-2020 bushfires. ‘be transported and evacuated on HMAS Choules.’ Other news: A police officer allegedly kicked a pregnant partner, the court heard. was to be able to meet new people s. “Everyone is there for the same reason, regardless of background – and that’s to help others in an emergency,” she said. “I’ve made some amazing friends and relationships through these opportunities and it shows how strong CFA membership really is.” Being honored at the new VEMTEC Training Center came as a surprise to Ms. Rothman, but she said it was recognition for so many others who have contributed to her journey with CFA and other voluntary companies. “I’m extremely proud, but I have to recognize the many people I’ve met who are so dedicated and work so hard for their community,” she said. “I’ve worked with great teams during my time at CFA and I see this as recognition of that. Ultimately, a squad or program can only work if it has good people in it. “Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can access our trusted content:


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