NEW FACE: Gold Coast boy Blake Broadwood swapped sky highs and city sights for a cosy coastal life while he works his way up the ladder as a firefighter.
NEW FACE: Gold Coast boy Blake Broadwood swapped sky highs and city sights for a cosy coastal life while he works his way up the ladder as a firefighter.

Meet Airlie Beach’s newest fire fighter

FIVE fresh fire-fighters were dispatched to the Mackay and Whitsunday region earlier this month and Airlie Beach Fire and Rescue snatched up 25-year-old Blake Broadwood.

Originally from the Gold Coast, Mr Broadwood completed his fire fighting training in August last year at the Combine Emergency Service Academy in Brisbane.

Mr Broadwood said he was following his father's footsteps.

"My dad is a fire-fighter so I grew up always admiring what he did. It's a fulfilling job," he said.

Now in the Whitsundays, Mr Broadwood plans to make the most of his prime destination by visiting the islands and going out on the water as often as he can.

He said the lifestyle was different to what he was use to on the busy Gold Coast but it was a change he could easily get use too.

During Mr Broadwood's time in Airlie Beach he strives to climb the rank to become a senior fire-fighter.


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