Charmaine Sellings is a Ranger, and the the Team Leader of the 'banana ladies', the Lake Tyers Trust CFA.
After an incident along the road into the Trust, Charmaine and a few companions had no choice but to start their own brigade in an effort to keep the community safe.
Since the brigade began, fires have significantly reduced at the Trust, with the community embracing the brigade so much that they will often let Charmaine know of a fire even before the pager has alerted her.
They started as the only all-female fire brigade in Australia, and have inspired the inception of other all-female crews, notably one in Queensland and one in the US.
Charmaine loves to inspire women to become whatever they want in life.
Photo courtesy of Daily Telegraph