Lora Burkhill, 32
Former Postgraduate researcher
"I wanted to become a firefighter to be there for someone in their time of need, to make the worst day of their life just that little bit better. I’m a kind, compassionate person and it was important for me to find a profession that allows me to make a positive difference, where I go home at the end of the day feeling proud of the work I’ve done. I’m often described as a ‘people person’ but thrive most when working in teams, therefore the close-knit nature of the fire service greatly appeals to me. You really are joining a very unique family in KFRS and I know I have friends for life."