This week, we share an interview with Jenelle Parkinson, a member of Myalup Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade. Jenelle shares some of her personal story about how, as a single mother of young children, her parents encouraged her to join the local volunteer Bush Fire Brigade to help her build personal connections in her community. More than a decade later, Jenelle tells us she is very proud that after her positive experiences, her 60 year old mum has become one of the Brigade’s most active firefighters.

Listen with care. Share with pride.

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Unpaid Professionals is authorized by Bushfire Volunteers – ABN: 88 309 326 546. Audio track “Firecall,” © Sam Bell (2020) .

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