Senior Emergency Fire Officer and Instructor

Serial No: 11321
Skills keywords: adult educator, assessor and moderator, fire trainer, senior fire officer
Current location:  New Zealand - View on map
Nationality: British
Spoken languages: english


Auckland International Airport

October 2007 – Present

Manager/Senior Training Officer

 Responsible for Managing and undertaking all functions that are required to operate an efficient and effective training department

 Facilitating training for NZ and Pacific Island Airport Emergency services, petrochemical industry industrial ERT and Defence Fire Services.

 Constantly monitor training performance standards with regular assessments of personnel.

 Develop and delivery courses and modules which provide training and skills to meet CAR 139, NZFS Act, CAA & NZQA Standards.

 Actively encourage personal to improve their own personal development in fire fighting, fire safety, fire engineering and Health and Safety.

 Day to day management of the unit training facilities, plant and equipment, ensuring that compliance with environmental consents is maintained.

 Design, Develop, moderate and assess quality training material to be used throughout emergency service departments and the Health and Safety industry

 Provide monthly reports to the AES manager on all training issues, including staff and commercial training hours, course results and predicted Capital/operational Expenditure for the financial training year

Company: New Zealand Air Force

July 2005- October 2007

Fire Station Crew Manager NZ and Worldwide

 Responsible for the management and leadership of up to 10 firefighters at busy military and civilian airports.

 Required to oversee the day-to-day management of the team, ensuring the training and effective readiness was sustained to deal with any military, civilian domestic or aircraft emergency’s.

 Supervised routine maintenance of essential fire vehicles, specialist fire equipment and fire detection systems.

 Conducted fire and Health and safety inspections and written reports, advising others of shortfalls and making recommendations for improvements in their areas of work relating to fire prevention, risk assessments and fire detection.

Company: Royal Air Force

2002- July 2005

Lead Course Instructor – Ministry of Defence Fire Services UK

 Responsible for the welfare and learning requirements of up to 18 students undertaking training.

 Identify and supervise the training needs and delivery of a range of fire related training courses to civilian and military fire fighters and non-specialist students.

 Collating of evidence and completion of training records and reports to aid in the professional development of students.

 Accountable for the welfare and learning requirements of students undertaking training.

KEY SKILLS (Summary)

 Able to identify staff training requirements, and positively influence the morale of groups by personality and example.

 Capable of problem solving, using logic, foresight, common sense and flexibility.

 Able to design high quality training material & courses and manage resources to achieve the task.

 Under pressure able to maintain purposeful effort and commitment to the task in hand.

 Ability to motivate and provide direction to staff in often stressful and life threatening situations

 Proven effective instructional and presentation skills.

 Able to successfully operate, advise and liaise with all levels of management and personnel projecting a suitably confident and competent manner.


 National Diploma in Fire and Rescue Services Urban Fire and Rescue Operations NZ

 Institute of Fire Engineers – Engineering Technician UK

 National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety (NEBOSH)

 Junior Officer 2 RAF Structural and Aviation UK

 National Certificate Adult education level 5 NZ

 National Certificate Fire & Rescue Urban Operations Level 4 NZ

 National Certificate Fire & Rescue Airport Supervisory Level 4 NZ

 National Certificate Fire & Rescue Vegetation Level 3 NZ

 4098 NZQA Fire Service Vocational Assessor/Moderator NZ

 Fire and rescue ITO/Extractive Industries ITO /NZITO Assessor NZ

 National Certificate Occupational Health & Safety Level 4 NZ

 National Certificate First Line Business Management Level 4 NZ

 Breathing Apparatus wearer, servicer and instructor UK

 Fire Safety Officer UK

 Emergency Fire Appliance Driver UK

 Motor Vehicle Collision Instructor UK

 Intermediate Management and Leadership course UK

 Instructional Design & Analysis of Training UK

 A1 NVQ UK Assessor UK

 Pre-Hospital Emergency Care NZ


Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire.

2 Commendations by the Commander in Chief RAF for Meritorious service.