Fire safety - Bushfires #ID9842

ID9842 is a highly qualified expert who has over 40 years of experience in wildfire management and suppression cases. This includes 24 years experience working in the fields of wildfire investigations and providing expert witness services. His experience is spread throughout Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, and China.

He is an Adjunct Associate Lecturer in Wildfire Investigation at an Australian university. He also has provided wildfire investigation training to police and fire officers throughout many countries including Australia, New Zealand and China.

ID9842 played a major role in developing a National Bushfire Arson Prevention Policy with the Commonwealth Attorney General’s Department.

His portfolio includes a multitude of cases relating to providing specialist opinion in wildfire cause determination throughout Australia and internationally. He was awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal for his commitment to Australian Fire Services, in particular to wildfire investigation.

Career Highlights

  • Lecturer

    2012- current
    Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

    Review and supervise the Wildfire Investigation Units of the internationally offered, ‘Graduate Certificate in Fire Investigation’

  • Senior Manager

    2009 - current
    ACT Rural Fire Service

  • Senior Manager

    2013 – current
    ACT Rural Fire Service

    Senior management responsibilities in managing the ACT Rural Fire Service functions

  • District Manager

    1989 - 1990
    Rural Fire Service

    Management of the Municipality's seven Bush Fire Brigades comprising eleven vehicles and one hundred personnel in fire protection in an urban growth area on Sydney’s' south-western outskirts.

  • Inspector

    1991 - 2001
    Regional Rural Fire Service

    Responsible to the Superintendent, assist in the management of the operation and administration of a Regional City Council's 32 Rural Fire Brigades, comprising of 1200 volunteers and 75 appliances.

  • Senior Manager

    2001- 2008
    NSW Rural Fire Service

    Appointed by the Service to establish Fire Investigation, developed structure, systems, acquire equipment and train officers to ensure a decentralised response capability across the State.

Education Highlights

  • Diploma of Government (Investigation)
  • Graduate Certificate in Fire Investigation
  • Graduate Diploma in Fire Investigation
  • Graduate Certificate in Applied Management

Employment Highlights

Australian based wildfire investigation specialist opinions:

  • Review of investigation of Bushfire Cause, Toodjay Western Australia
  • Specialist advice regarding the origin and cause and review of investigations pertaining to the 2001 Mt Hall Bushfire in NSW
  • Specialist advice regarding the origin and cause of the 2009 Beechworth “Black Saturday’ Bushfire

Membership Highlights

  • New South Wales Association of Fire Investigators
  • Wildland Fire Investigation Committee, International Association of Fire Investigators

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Contact Details

P.O. Box 358
St Leonards 1590
Phone: 1300 72 66 55
Fax: 1300 72 66 33