Rodney Beale
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  • Cowes, VIC
  • Australia
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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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