AFAC19 powered by INTERSCHUTZ | 27-30 August 2019 | Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre | #AFAC19

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Bronnie Mackintosh

Senior Instructor Country, MN1, Fire & Rescue NSW

About Bronnie Mackintosh

Bronnie Mackintosh is a station officer with Fire and Rescue NSW and has been a firefighter for 16 years. Her career has encompassed many roles, spanning general firefighting, rescue, operational communications, community safety, and education and training. Bronnie is a Winston Churchill Fellowship recipient. She travelled the world to research how international fire agencies are changing their workforces to be more reflective of the diverse communities they protect. On the back of this research, Bronnie has spoken at numerous industry conferences in Australia and the United States and completed a 6-month secondment doing diversity and inclusion project work at the Australasian Fire Authorities Council (AFAC). In June this year, Bronnie was a speaker at TEDx Sydney and spoke about the changing face of firefighting and the need for communities to better understand the role of firefighters. Watch Bronnie's TED talk here Before becoming a firefighter, Bronnie was an International rugby union player, competing around the globe and in 15 test matches for the Australian Women’s team, the Wallaroos. Bronnie has a Bachelor in Sport Science from the University of Technology and is currently studying an MBA at Newcastle University.

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