NSW Fire Brigades Station Officers graduate

Published: 5th April 2007

Commissioner Greg Mullins of the NSW Fire Brigades (NSWFB) today congratulated 23 firefighters who were promoted to Station Officers after graduating from a nine-week development program.

Station Officers manage fire stations and teams of firefighters, providing leadership and command at all types of emergencies as well as fulfilling specialised management roles.

“Being a Station Officer in the NSWFB is a huge responsibility. The course is extremely demanding and they have met every challenge presented to them,” Commissioner Mullins said.

“Each graduating Station Officer has received training in administration, human resource management and specialist skills to lead emergency operations including rescues, chemical spills, bush and building fires and even dealing with the aftermath of a terrorist attack,” he said.

Commissioner Mullins, the first officer to rise through the ranks to become Chief Executive Officer of the NSWFB, is well aware of the dedication the fire officers have shown.

“The officers have a minimum of nine years’ extensive experience on the front line at fire stations across NSW. The training they have received will enable them to lead their colleagues in any emergency situation,” he said.

The Station Officers will take up their positions at the following fire stations and sections of the NSWFB shortly:

Stephen Shields - Burwood
Bruce Gow - The Rocks
Leigh Mackintosh - Pyrmont
Iain McGuire - Parramatta
Glenn Edwards - Burwood
Roger Mentha - Training College
Alex Marschall - The Rocks
Rodney Davis - Hazmat (Greenacre)
Cheryl Steer - Bankstown
Stuart Harvey - Hazmat (Greenacre)
Jamie Sewell - The Rocks
Bruce McIntosh - Chester Hill
Simon McIntosh - Alexandria
Scott Morgan - Eastwood
Paul Creed - Pyrmont
Daniel Gibson - Work Place Assessor
Jason Murphy - Queanbeyan
Andrew Dadley - Newtown
Hewon Parry - Burwood
Dale Wade-Ferrell - Penrith
Roger Whight - Pyrmont
James Fenech - Parramatta
Matthew Murray - Burwood