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  • Macedon Ranges, Victoria
  • Australia
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What State do you live in?
Type of Organization
Educational Institution/Library
Job Function
Fire Chief/Commisioner, Training Officer/Training Chief/Instructor
Years in Fire/EMS:
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Resqteam Discussion Forums
Years With Department/Agency
Dept. Web Site:
Web Site:
Other Past or Current Departments and Organizations
VICSES- 16 years
Ambulance Service Lecturer- 5 years
Industrial Rescue Instructor- 18 years
My Training:
Vertical Rescue, Confined Space Rescue, BreathingApparatus, Road Accident Rescue, Tower Rescue, HAZMAT, Emergency Centre Coordination, Emergency Exercise Management, Emergency Planning, Business Continuity.
About Me:
I love hard rock and heavy metal music! I used to host my own radio program for a while but between work and family it all got a bit hectic.

I now run my own Emergency Management and Business Continuity consulting business- we specialise in Trainig, Planning, Auditting, Emergency Exercise Facilitation and Specialised Labour Hire (Fire Offciers, Rescue Coordinators and Safety Officers).
Day Job:
HSE Specialist
Relationship Status:
In a Relationship
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
Don't know! I wonder that myself sometimes!!!!!
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Safety, Safety, Safety! (Of ourselves! We're our own worst enemy...)

Lutan1's Blog

What Does Impartial Mean To You?

Posted on August 20, 2010 at 9:18am 5 Comments

Impartial- not prejudiced towards or against any particular side or party; fair; unbiased.

Bigot- A bigot is a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices, especially one exhibiting intolerance, irrationality,and animosity toward those of differing beliefs. The predominant usage in…


Lead The Way or Step Aside

Posted on August 6, 2010 at 11:30pm 9 Comments

A notice to the leaders of every emergency service, world wide!

Lead the way or step aside.

As leaders, we must set the example in everything we do.

The photos below (taken from a profile here on FFN) are of a training burn. Last time I checked, a training burn can get just as hot as any other fire we respond to.

Complacency in training leads to poor decisions and actions…


Dynamic Risk Assessments

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 10:51pm 1 Comment

Dynamic Risk Assessments (DRA's) are a vital component of any operation if we are to really embrace the "Everyone Goes Home" philosphy.

Do we undertake a dangerous task? Yes!

Are there risks in everything we do? Yes!…


Charleston firefighters sue sofa store

Posted on January 26, 2010 at 4:40pm 0 Comments

FireRescue1 is reporting that four former Charleston firefighters are suing Sofa Super Store, its owners and several furniture companies, alleging that they suffered physical and emotional injuries as a result of the 2007 blaze that killed nine of their fellow firemen.

Read the full article at:…


Who's The Moron? Firefighter arrested for speeding to call

Posted on November 10, 2009 at 2:30am 11 Comments

Firefighter arrested for speeding to fire call in NC screams the headline on FireRescue1 at

GIBSONVILLE, N.C. — A Gibsonville firefighter arrested last month on his way to an apartment fire no longer faces felony charges, but the district attorney's… Continue

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