AWE Committee Member Profile – Margaret (Midge) Gray

Hi. Although my name is Margaret, everyone calls me Midge. I live in far north west Tasmania with two dogs – Lucy and Sammi and two cats – Archimedes and Pythagoras. I am a part time first aid trainer with Red Cross Tasmania and I also volunteer with Red Cross Emergency Services. In the past, I have also volunteered with SES Tasmania and Tasmania Fire Service.  I have been a volunteer with SES NSW (Kuringai) since 2018 and NSW RFS (Hunter Valley Communications Brigade) since 2019. I possess a Masters in Emergency Management, a current TAE (trainer qualification)  and am studying a Graduate Certificate in Fire Investigation which I expect to complete in April.

I wanted to be on the committee of the AWE Network because I want to represent those women who still don’t have a voice in Emergency Services. Although progress has been made in this area, there are still women like me, who have not been given the same opportunities (for example) as other volunteers. I thought by being on the committee that it would enable me to help women who are in this situation.