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Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
10 +
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Aviation Rescue & Fire Fighting (ARFF)
Years With Department/Agency
1 year
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Firefighter with Alice Springs Volunteer Bushfire Brigade for 5 years
My Training:
Cert III Fire & Emergency Operations / Aviation Incident (Specialist)
Wildfire Investigator
Cert III Wildfire Operations
Agency specific modules - Dip/Advanced Dip ,Emergency Managment
AIIMS / Incident Controller
Cert IV Trainer & Assessor
Senior First Aid
Advanced Resucitation
About Me:
Dedicated to being a fit old fart, & remaining operational as long as physically able.
Enjoy - Operational & pyhsical fitness training, Rodeos, Motorcyles, Travel, Quality time with the handbrake (wife), company of friends within the lifestyle, My dogs,solitude to recharge the batteries...all in appropriate doses.

Dislikes: Quiz for members? A word which is a highly offensive term for somebody considered unpleasant, self indulgent, pretentious, arrogant beginning with Wank and ending with ER

Never take yourself too seriously it hinders the flow.
Day Job:
paid firefighter
Relationship Status:
Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Contribute to my community & interact with like minded professionals at an operational & social level
And lets not forget those adrenaline rushes either folks!
Why I Love Fire/EMS
Everyday is an unknown & optimum results will always come about through teamwork.
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Its always going to be adaquate funding/staffing levels achieved within the confines of budgetory constaints.

Getting personnel who have come up through the ranks
into upper management positions as opposed to appointing non operational beaurocrates.

Remaining proactive rather than reactive in spite of the above mentioned issues.

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At 1:56am on May 27, 2010, Arron said…
Hey Rocket

Mate I am trying to collect patches from each of the Australian States to add to a board for my bridage. If your interested in swapping please let me know. I have a few things which I can trade.


At 1:22pm on June 20, 2009, wayne frary said…
Hey Rocket. yes we are still looking to emegrate to Oz and when my wife qualifies as a lawyer in 3 or 4 years then that will become a realistic should leave the hose running for the probies, ha ha. Hope the injury gets better soon. Hopefully one of the metropolitan brigades will look at a lateral transfer. take care.
At 3:39am on July 8, 2008, wayne frary said…
Hey dude. Hope things are ok with your family and at work.
Any updates on lateral transfers yet?,ideally,I want a city fire station,rather than rural,allthough it will be some time before I will actually put this in motion,just looking at options. Anyway,sorry to bother you,take care.
At 12:41am on June 28, 2008, Aimi Satria said…
thank for added me as your frens
At 7:32pm on June 20, 2008, Andrew Lipscombe said…
hheeyy, how you doing son, was waiting for one of you to get on here, how long you been a member for, and how is alice treating you mate, you going to the world police and fire games in canada next year, we nearly got a full crew going from here its ganna be a dam awsome experience.
At 9:44am on June 18, 2008, Jake Pemberton said…
Hey Rocket, I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the shot of my nasal cavity. Regarding to the facial hair, we are allowed to have hair above the lip and sideburns need to be equal or above the ears. The reason my picture I have is all fuzzy as you see it is because I was not yet trained for interior or SCBA work. I think if you are to have a good seal it is recomended to have no more than a 3 day growth of facial hair. Well I hope that helped I'll change me picture to a more recent to avoide confusion, take care and stay safe.

At 8:40am on June 18, 2008, wayne frary said…
cheers for the info mate,look forward to hearing from you again. take care buddy.
At 7:37am on June 18, 2008, Tim Meckler # 575 said…
welcome to the family rocket
At 6:02am on June 18, 2008, Leo Cartwright said…
Welcome Rocket to FFN
Leo from Victoria
At 5:25am on June 18, 2008, wayne frary said…
Hey Rocket.Hows things in oz?. Does your department do lateral transfers?,or would I have to do the whole recruitment course again?. I dont really fancy doing it all again but for a better life for me and my family,then I would. If you have any advice on this then I would be very gratefull. cheers and watch those backdraughts.

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