DOREEN Raven loves volunteering for the CFA.
The Bendigo resident helps out as often as she can at the District Two Headquarters Brigade.
"I've been in other brigades as well," she said.
"I went with the District Two Headquarters Brigade because I decided not to be operational anymore.
"I support the Coordination Centre."
Ms Raven started her CFA journey with the Dunolly Fire Brigade Auxiliary.
"I was in that for 20 years," she said.
"I joined the brigade itself and I've just clocked up 15 years, I've just got my 15-year badge.
"When the siren goes someone's got to feed the firies and pretty much that was why I joined.
"It was a good way after moving to the town to get to know people and mix as well.
"It was a very good social aspect as well."
Ms Raven said most of her roles have been in communications.
"So I was the Dunolly Fire Brigade communications officer and then became the group communications officer as well, at the same time.
"And then I moved to Bendigo in 2005 ... two years ago I decided to join the headquarters brigade."