Australian Firefighters


Australian Firefighters

A group for Australian Firefighters to get to know each other and talk about their experiances.

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Comment by Liz O'Neill on August 1, 2010 at 8:30pm
Hi Everyone
I live in Mount Tomah in the Blue Mountains in NSW. It is a fairly isolated spot as far as being surrounded by national parks. We have no police or ambulance services here within about an hour, so we are basically first responders in all but name. I love being a volunteer and could not imagine my life without the RFS and all my amazing crew and fellow volunteers.
Comment by ranni simone on July 31, 2010 at 4:31am
hi everyone im from beaudesert auxilliary station..been ther couple of months now an loving it heaps...good to see some fellow aussie fireys
Comment by Al Mozingo on July 10, 2010 at 1:02am
When I say I want to come there to teach. It is for a short period of time. I want to visit - vacation - and do some work if I can. I have been able to teach in England, Canada, and the United States. I want to do some more international assignments. Thanks for the comments Tony P - Al Mozingo -
Comment by Tony P on July 9, 2010 at 10:51pm
Sounds an interesting career Al! For my FRS, you'd have to make contact with head office to get involved on those fields on a private basis. will give you a starting point.

There are of course private training organisations in the State, but the only one I have contact with for training as a firefighter is for 1st Aid - everything else is in-house. Mind you it is a very big 'house', >50,000 volunteers.
Comment by Al Mozingo on July 9, 2010 at 9:36am
I have made a number of contacts to teach there and I am aware that there is a national system of training. I tend to teach the soft skills outside of the normal firefighter training: Leadership and Management. I have a Common Sense Leadership program, Basic and Advanced Leadership training programs, my newest Ethical Leadership Training. I stress ethics with a common sense leadership approach. I also teach stress management, conflict management, team building, customer service, and more.

Yes - I have taught firefighting subjects (wildland and structural), but I also teach Haz Mat, Terrorism/WMD, Dirty Bombs, Safety Officer training, Situational Awareness, Command Presence, Safety, and more.
Comment by Tony P on July 9, 2010 at 2:53am
You want to come to Australia to teach? Wildfire or structural or both? In whichever field, there would be a learning curve for you. We have a national system of training that really only differs in detail from state to state. The wildfire side is similar (but not the same) to what is used on the west coast of North America. Structural? Now there you would find a lot of differences. We tend to follow the UK/EU methods of structural firfighting. I'm not saying that you couldn't teach mind you! To get a job teaching however might be harder.

If I'm not making sense, please feel free to contact me direct. ;0)
Comment by Al Mozingo on July 7, 2010 at 4:41pm
I want to come there to teach. I have instructed throughout the United States. I am a retired firefighter with 30 years of experience.
Comment by Allan Pyke on July 6, 2010 at 6:33am
Hi i am Allan from Sebastopol CFA
Comment by Arron on July 6, 2010 at 4:49am
Thanks heaps Matt

I tried to send you an email with all my details. Just added you as a friend. I have a few patches that I can trade you if interested. Let me know your address as well and I will get some to you.

Comment by Matt Tipper on July 6, 2010 at 1:14am
G'day Aaron,
I am in the Northern Territory Fire and Rescue, send me some details and I will try and dig some NT patches up for you.

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