Selina Young has recently joined the TFS Community Development and Education Team as Community Development Officer South, while Lesley King is in a project manager role working on a project about home fire risks in the community.
Selina has relocated to Tasmania from Western Australia, with her partner and dog soon to join her. Selina comes to TFS with experience working in community development and recreation for local governments throughout New South Wales and Western Australia for many years.
For the last seven years, while living in Western Australia, Selina has been working at the Department of Fire and Emergency Services (DFES).
Selina was based in Kununurra for two years as the Natural Hazards District Officer and more recently as the Community Preparedness Advisor for the South West WA.
Selina’s roles in DFES has involved working across a variety of hazards including bushfire, home fire safety, storms, floods, cyclones, tsunamis and earthquakes. As the Community Preparedness Advisor, she has worked with regional emergency services volunteers and local communities to understand their risks and prepare for emergencies.
During major bushfires, Selina has also worked in the Incident Management Team in Public Information, including community liaison in evacuation centres, providing incident
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