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 Metro Service.
Favourite WA Beach?
City Beach, I grew up there and surprisingly have scored some pretty decent waves off the groyne over the years.
Favourite holiday destination and why?
My destination would have to be Croatia, the coastline is unreal, and it has some of the bluest water I’ve seen.
What inspired you to join the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service?
Ever since I was a nipper and seeing them do training sessions on a Sunday or visiting the beach to do talks, I knew that one day I’d want to be in the helicopter doing that.
What motivates you to work for the service and help the community?
I’ve always liked helping people, and as a lifeguard at the beach it is always a good feeling knowing that you’ve helped people get home safe and this service provided me with another avenue to do this.
What’s your hidden talent?
I can recite 20 digits of Pi
Do you have any aspirations in aviation?
I don’t have any specific aspirations, but I am very keen to see where work in this industry can take me.
If you were stranded on an island what three things would you bring with you?
A boat, satellite phone and fishing gear.