Last Thursday, members were enthralled by the experiences of local fire fighter and teacher at MEC, Sam Rothman. Sam was recently deployed at Mallacoota during the New Year fires and she vividly described the process of being selected for deployment, the journey to the fire area, accommodation arrangements for volunteers, what Mallacoota was like during the fire, and her experience of being evacuated by HMAS Choules back to the Naval base of Cerberus. Her talk simply confirmed the admiration we all feel for our country's fire heroes.