As a Rescue Crew Officer I am responsible for working with the Pilot and Air Crew Officer to conduct scheduled surveillance patrols, looking for and taking action in response to different types of coastal hazards. When an incident occurs I am able to be dispatched from the helicopter into the water or on to land to effect a rescue or render assistance. I am involved in ensuring we are “rescue ready”” at all times in the event of a tasking.
I primarily work on the South West Service.
Favourite WA Beach?
Favourite holiday destination and why?
The Italian Cinque Terre – Pasta, pizza, and beautiful coastline, name a better trio
What inspired you to join the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service?
Seeing the massive impact that the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter had while working as a lifeguard, combined with a strong interest in aviation led me to pursue a position with the service. The fast paced environment and endless career growth potential were factors too good to pass up.
What motivates you to work for the service and help the community?
The massive impact of prevention that the service delivers is unmatched. In the world of surf and lifesaving, prevention is always better than waiting for something to happen and the service is the perfect example of this. Playing a part in keeping such a large community safe is greatly satisfying, and the gratitude of our WA beachgoers is felt by all of our crew members.
What’s your hidden talent?
I can make a mean omelette.
Do you have any aspirations in aviation?
I one day hope to work as part of a medical retrieval team or providing medical care in remote or austere areas. Aviation is a super interesting field with so many careers to choose from, and the service is a great springboard for launching into any one of them.
If you were stranded on an island what three things would you bring with you?
Solar powered battery charger, Portable DVD player, the complete Bear Grylls: Man vs Wild DVD boxset