Angela Pestell is a Project Officer for the South Australian Department of Environment, Water and Natural Resource (DEWNR), where she has worked since graduating with an Honours degree in environmental management in 2005. Ange also holds a Diploma of Project Management and a Certificate III in both Local and State Government Administration, and is studying Gender Mainstreaming and Policy Analysis.
Ange credits her deep fascination with landscape fire management to seeing the Ash Wednesday fires rip through the Adelaide Hills as a young child and then observing the completely different manner in which landscape fires were managed in the Northern Territory, where she lived for 16 years. Working for DEWNR over the past 12 years has allowed Ange to further her interest and knowledge of managing fire in the landscape and indulge her love of the great outdoors. Ange also discovered a love for fire-fighting when she joined DEWNRs Fire Brigrade in 2011, a love she maintains despite being sidelined with injury in late 2014.
Ange is the current Board Secretary of Women and Firefighting Australasia (WAFA) and brings a wealth of executive governance and project management skills as well as a land manager's fire management perspective to the role. Ange has a passion for improving equality for women and other diverse groups in their everyday lives.
Ange lives in Adelaide with her husband and son.
The Gender Balance Overview of Australasian Firefighters 2015 is a WAFA initiative to establish the current state of... play for all Fire Agencies within Australasia....
As a base we hope it will encourage Agencies to set statistical objectives for gender balance and, in turn, improve all diversity reporting.
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