Virginia BELL

Special Achievements:

"In September 1988, three trailblazing women - Michelle Field, Jacqui Segger and Virginia Forbes (née Bell) - graduated alongside twenty men from the Victoria Street Training College. They were the first women to become MFB firefighters."

Additional Information:

A triathlete and formerly a plumber.


  • Image - Virginia Bell

    Jackie Segger, Michelle Field, Virginia Bell Photographer: Ian Baker

    The Herald and Weekly Times

  • References

    Dunlevy, Lyn.  Women join the firefighters.  The Age.  December 8, 1988:page unknown.

  • References

    Talbot, Louise.  Women join the firefighters.  newspaper unknown.  date unknown:page unknown.