David is currently the Manager of Operations, Southern Command, based in Alice Springs. His main responsibilities are to provide strategic leadership, management and direction to members of his command.
He commenced his fire service career in 1973 as a volunteer with the Eden Hills Country Fire Service in SA. David is a current life member of the Eden Hills Brigade.
David has worked in the Aviation Fire and Rescue Service as a Station Officer, with the SA Country Fire Service as a Regional Officer and currently as a District Officer with NTFRS.
David been involved in the implementation of the incident management system, AIIMS (Australian Interservice Incident management System) since 1990. He has worked extensively though-out Australia teaching, developing and on numerous occasions, as a team member of an Incident Management Team. David represents the NTFRS on the AFAC, EMPS (Emergency Management Professionalization Scheme) on is currently certified as a Level 3 Incident Controller.
He has qualifications including Advanced Diploma in Fire-fighting Operations, Graduate Certificate in Applied Management and Graduate of the Institution of Fire Engineers. He still loves being a fire-fighter and considers himself privileged to have been given many opportunities in his chosen vocation