Rodney Beale
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  • Cowes, VIC
  • Australia
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May 14, 2014
Rodney Beale replied to Just Plain Craig Moyer's discussion Pay for pay, even if we burn it down
"I think that you all need to have a long hard look at the provision of fire services to all of the country. Why is there no universal coverage? Surely some work could be done to provide fire coverage in those areas that have none, e.g. a self help…"
Nov 15, 2013
Rodney Beale liked Just Plain Craig Moyer's discussion Pay for pay, even if we burn it down
Nov 15, 2013
Rodney Beale replied to Bill D's discussion RKMC in the group Firefighter Bikers
"Hi Fellow Red Knights, Just to let you know that way down South ( Bass Coast, Australia 8) - Victoria Australia , including Phillip Island, we have an Active chapter. The hard thing is to get away on Sundays when you have other things like training…"
May 6, 2013
Rodney Beale joined Art "ChiefReason" Goodrich's group
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Firefighter Bikers

A group for those who have a love for two wheels and the open road. Harley, Honda, Victory, Yamaha; it doesn't matter. Share your stories. Let us know about bike events. Maybe we'll meet somewhere along the way.ArtSee More
May 6, 2013
Rodney Beale posted a status
"Boston Area Firefighters and EMTs - Job Well done! Our condolences for those that suffered and our support to all. Phillip Island FB VIC AUS"
Apr 17, 2013
Rodney Beale replied to Brent Lytle's discussion "New" Quick Attack Truck for Our Department. Now What Should We Fill It With?
"Mark,  I agree completely, we call them bush fires ( or Grass and Scrub  fires usually for small jobs). We use Tankers , 2000 or 3000 Litres, on decent 4WD (10 ton) trucks with decently sized pumps.  Tools are carried to cover nearly…"
Mar 10, 2013
Rodney Beale replied to Brent Lytle's discussion "New" Quick Attack Truck for Our Department. Now What Should We Fill It With?
"Just a little comment from down under - weight?  You state that you have a one ton truck with 300 gallon tank, and if my conversion is correct 1 US Gallon = 4 Litres = tank capacity of  1200 Litres = 1.2 Ton weight, plus pump plus gear,…"
Mar 6, 2013
Rodney Beale replied to Lance Sutton's discussion T.I.C. opinions
"We have had a ISG Talisman Elite for many years now, and intend to replace it with a new Draeger unit as selected by the Authority. The primary reason is that the local; agent here has advised us that they are no longer supporting ISG. I have used…"
Nov 29, 2012
DALE G. PEKEL left a comment for Rodney Beale
"Hello Rodney, Thanks for the invite - All the best to you and your Department! Dale G. Pekel"
Nov 27, 2012
DALE G. PEKEL and Rodney Beale are now friends
Nov 27, 2012
Rodney Beale replied to Kody Brodwater's discussion Hurricane Sandy
"Kody,     It's a bit far for us to provide physical help, seeing that we are at Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia (Home of the MotoGP "King Casey Stoner") , however we appreciate the great work that your team has…"
Nov 5, 2012
Rodney Beale left a comment for 55 TRUCK
"December is the correct spelling - sorry!!"
Oct 18, 2012
Rodney Beale left a comment for 55 TRUCK
"55Truck - Look up MotoGP on Google, for  next weekend that's where the action is happening. Casey Stoner's last ride here and hopefully 6 Australian MotoGP victories in a row. 2nd Decemeber is our our brigade's 75th Anniversary.…"
Oct 18, 2012
Rodney Beale and 55 TRUCK are now friends
Oct 18, 2012
Rodney Beale replied to Isaac's discussion Search and Rescue
"A good discussion - down here we do the following. 1. Each BA operator/firefighter carries a 6 metre x 6mm 45KG breaking strain guide line with clip hooks ( like dog lead ends) with one side serrated ( when connected to the main guide line - the…"
Oct 17, 2012

Profile Information

What State do you live in?
International
Type of Organization
Volunteer Fire Department
Job Function
Captain
Years in Fire/EMS:
45
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Country Fire Authority of Australia - Phillip Island Fire Brigade
Years With Department/Agency
45
Dept. Web Site:
http://cfa.vic.gov.au
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Long History, primarily in Telecommunications and IT Industry, plus some time in Australian Army.
My Training:
CFA and TAFE training: Wildfire (bushfire) and Structural Fire Fighter, HAZMAT and TIC. Qualified Trainer.
Non-FF -: Technical Officer Telecommunications and IT.
About Me:
Male - semi-retired (GFC fixed that), member of Red Knights MCC (Australia 8) - Bass Coast. Ride BMW F650GS, own 1 SAAB car (ouch!, 2001 9-3S Hatch). Currently working for Country Fire Authority - roll out of P25 Network.
Day Job:
Trainer (Electrical Safety) , Consultant IT&Telecomms, Radio CFA
Relationship Status:
Married
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Family tradition - Family of Fire Fighters from way back, Dad was a Captain, starting with Grandfather from the early 20th century ( Awarded Royal Humane Society Medal for saving lives in bush fires).
Its a simple matter - do something to save others and yourselves.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Interesting meet all types , and experiences
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Economic impact on Volunteers, limits ability to turn out. i.e. turn out and lose your job! This especially impacts on daytime turnouts.
The baby boomers - a volunteer generation, now we are on the way out and the next generation(s) need to replace us, this is of major concern and training and appropriate experience is of extreme importance.

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At 11:27pm on November 27, 2012, DALE G. PEKEL said…

Hello Rodney,

Thanks for the invite - All the best to you and your Department!

Dale G. Pekel

At 7:44pm on May 23, 2012, Fireyladd - Chief Sharp said…

Welcome to Firefighter Nation Rodney.  I am glad you joined the group. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all.

Chief William Sharp

Brookings Fire / Rescue

 
 
 

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