Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
Firefighter with Alice Springs Volunteer Bushfire Brigade for 5 years
Cert III Fire & Emergency Operations / Aviation Incident (Specialist)
Cert III Wildfire Operations
Agency specific modules - Dip/Advanced Dip ,Emergency Managment
AIIMS / Incident Controller
Cert IV Trainer & Assessor
Senior First Aid
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.
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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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 possibility.you 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.