Kim Brundle-Lawrence was nine years old when she first joined the Red Cross.
Then at Mayfield Primary School, she fondly remembers learning first aid, making up toiletry bags for hospital patients, and exchanging scrapbook albums with overseas Red Cross child members.
In fact, she still has her Red Cross First Aid Book from five decades ago.
Fifty-four years later, she's "hardly been home since Christmas".
After volunteering with the Tasmania Fire Service during the summer bushfires, she was on a plane to Townsville to assist with their nightmare February floods.
In emergencies, the Red Cross kicks into gear with logistics help, administering evacuation centres, and working towards recovery - but Ms Brundle-Lawrence said one of their primary purposes is to provide a caring shoulder to lean on, for those suffering losses in the wreckages of Mother Nature.
However, she shrugs off the suggestion that it would be personally difficult for her to take on the emotions and trauma of effected people.
"Because I've got that training and that background - I've been doing Red Cross emergency services since 1973.
"We all have to through psychological training."
Red Cross media advisor Angela Lemme is more effusive.
"At 63 years of age, Kim Brundle-Lawrence is unstoppable," she said.
"She has responded to cyclones, floods and fires, and was even the first Tasmanian volunteer to go help victims of the Victorian Bushfires ten years ago."
Ms Brundle-Lawrence has been honoured as an Honourary Life Member in December 2018, the Red Cross' highest award, along with a shelf full of other medals and certificates of gratitude.
She said she didn't intend to get so heavily involved in the organisation, but the Red Cross has followed her wherever she went.
There was a Red Cross Youth program at Brooks High School, that she attended, where she was the President, and then, of course, at her first job at an engineering company, her boss was a Red Cross vice-chairman.
"Within a month of starting work, I was door-knocking on a Sunday for the March Appeal, and I just ... stayed," she said.
She became a full-time staff member in 1986, until illness forced her to retire in 1994.
However, it sounds like she's put in more hours as a volunteer since then, anyway, helping out with everything from teaching fire preparation in schools, to Meals on Wheels, to making daily calls to socially isolated people through the Telecross program.
She's worked closely with people with a mental illness, and with other Red Cross volunteers struggling in difficult situations.
She even brings her faithful Border Collie Tully into the office, where the charming girl delights the other volunteers.
After five decades, she has no intention of slowing down.
"I just like being there for people - being there to support them, help them get on the right track, listen to them ... there's some brilliant things that you can do," she said.
"When I had my stroke, everybody was at me: 'right, are you going to slow down now?'"
"No. Not going to happen," she laughed.
"If there wasn't a Red Cross, there'd be a lot more socially isolated people."