Visual representations of female fire fighters by Dr. Merilyn Childs. This presentation was designed to share visual representations of females in relationship to fire and fire fighting with female fire fighters attending WAFA 2012. The formal stuff: Dr Merilyn Childs, A/Prof of Higher Education, Charles Sturt University. Presentation to the WAFA Conference 2012 – ‘Achieving Success: Courage and Confidence Under Fire’ 26 – 28 July 2012, Hotel Grand Chancellor , Adelaide. The “NSWFB” referred to on slide 2, is the New South Wales Fire Brigades, Australia. View presentation.