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Trailblazer in her own right: deputy fire captain inspires next generation

Rachel Clark
March 8 2024 - 10:00am
Walcha deputy captain Charmine Ahrens has been a driving force behind the recruitment of females into the ranks. Pictures by Gareth Gardner
Walcha deputy captain Charmine Ahrens has been a driving force behind the recruitment of females into the ranks. Pictures by Gareth Gardner

When regional deputy fire captain Charmaine Ahrens returned to her hometown in 2021 to raise her three daughters, she never expected to become the driving force behind encouraging more women to join the firefighter ranks.

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Rachel Clark

Rachel Clark

Journalist

Rachel, a former Sydney-sider turned country journalist at the Northern Daily Leader, covers education, Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains councils, and renewable energy. Be sure to say g'day: rachel.clark@austcommunitymedia.com.au