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Ashes of the firefighters
"Ashes of the Firefighters' is a book that documents the journey of nine people after experiencing a major bushfire event.
Passions
Her passions are firefighting and the recovery process and women in Agriculture
Ring of Fire
Dianne Thompson has produced a book of extraordinary images.  her photographs are more than a historical record.
Passions

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About the Author

 

Vivien Thomson (AFSM FARLF) was a rural fire fighter for over 25 years. She experienced many fires and was the incident controller at quite a few major events, including the fires in the ACT in 2003.

She held several critical positions including being the captain of a brigade and President of the ACT Fire Controllers Group.

She achieved the highest honour possible, the Australian Fire Service Medal, which she received in 2004 for distinguished service, to the Australian Capital Territory Bushfire Service, as both a departmental and volunteer firefighter, and as a brigade officer. She was the twelfth female overall in Australia to receive the prestigious medal and the first female firefighter in the ACT.

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Ashes of the Firefighters is a book that documents the journey of nine people after experiencing a major bushfire

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Dianne Thompson has produced a book of extraordinary images. Her photographs are more than a historical record.

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Purchase both books together.     ‘Ashes of the Firefighters’, and "Ring of Fire" are about how people and mother nature survive bushfires.

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Government House in Canberra

 

Government House in Canberra, April 2004

Vivien Thomson

Former Governor General Michael Jeffery presenting Vivien Thomson with her Australian Fire Service medal. The medal was awarded for distinguished service to the Australian Capital Territory Bushfire Service, as both a departmental and volunteer firefighter, and as a brigade officer.

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