Damian joined the NT Emergency Service on the 04th February 1997, where he quickly found his niche and was appointed Training Officer.
Twelve months later, Damian was appointed to Unit Officer, which he held for a couple of years; this was testament to his integrity and ability to assist and help others within the Volunteer unit.
Over time Damian became a mentor for new Volunteer members, assisting them with various courses and tutoring them to fulfil their goals within the Emergency Service. This commitment led to Damian being re-appointed to Unit Officer in 2009.
Over the years Damian continued to develop his skills and knowledge in various disciplines of Emergency Service capabilities. His favourite subjects were Vertical Rescue and Urban Search and Rescue. This led him becoming the Alice Springs Rescue Section Leader and in 2009; he represented the NT Emergency Service in Singapore, at the International Urban Search and Rescue Course hosted by the Civil Defence Academy.
In 2011, Damian again volunteered to travel to Queensland to assist with the Cyclone Yasi operations and then upon returning home he deployed with the NT Urban Search and Rescue team to Christchurch in New Zealand to assist with the operations in the devastated city and surrounds.
Damian’s willingness to assist others was a tribute to his commitment to training, the Alice Springs Volunteer Unit and to the NT Emergency Service that will be sorely missed.