Favourite part of my job
Helping support members of the public, and supporting firefighters getting back to work and good health.
Hobbies and interests
I love sport including football, pool and hockey. I used to coach for Huddersfield Town’s community team and my hockey team won England Hockey Team of the Year last year.
Before joining the fire and rescue service, I was a manager at McDonalds.
“I joined the fire service in 2002 and worked up to becoming West Yorkshire’s first female station commander. I’ve always loved sport and it’s made me a good team player – this is vital in the fire service. I’m part of an inclusion action group, which means that every day I get to challenge the stereotype of what a firefighter is. We visit schools for career days, community groups and speak at events. Being a firefighter has given the confidence to be myself and the opportunity to gain a number of qualifications.”