With the storm season coming to a close this month, Queensland Chapter Lead Alicia Palmer caught up with Townsville Emergency Management Officers – Bec Torrisi and Brittany Saunders – who together, make up 66.66% of Townsville’s Emergency Management Unit.

Bec and Brittany have been experiencing what can only be described as a baptism by fire. Since starting in their roles with Townsville City Council, they’ve had to contend with a global pandemic, a water supply emergency, and tropical lows – to name a few. The young guns share their experiences as sector newcomers and offer their advice to others finding their way.

Read the full interview here