Brigade Management Team

The brigade is managed by a team of elected officials and appointed staff. Brigade officials serve for a nominal period of two years after which their positions come up for re-election at the Brigade's Annual General Meeting. Each official takes on the responsibilities defined for their role along with some specific additional responsibilities suited to their personal skills and knowledge.
The Brigade's currently elected officials are :

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    Captain - Rob Waters

    Duties

    • Operational Preparedness and Emergency Response 
    • Maintenance of Standard Service Delivery
    • Inter-Agency Liaison and Support Procedure 
    • Brigade Community Safety Plan
    • Policy Development, Corporate Governance
    • Recruitment and Fire Ground Organisation

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    1st Lieutenant - Craig Williamson

    Duties

    • Implementation and Co-Ordination of Community Safety Programs
    • Risk Planning and Risk Identification of Industry, Schools and Community 
    • Fire Prevention Strategy/Planning Education of Industry, schools and community 
    • Community Awareness and
    • Fire access - Roads & Tracks 

  • 2nd Lieutenant - John Tasker

    Duties

    • Brigade Training Program
    • Management of Montrose Training committee
    • Officer Development
    • Skills Maintenance and
    • Representative on Group Training Committee

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    3rd Lieutenant - Matt Jalowicki

    Duties

    • Maintenance of Operational Fleet
    • Introduction of new Appliances
    • Workshop / Store
    • Hose Testing / Documentation and
    • Equipment Inventory

  • 4th Lieutenant - Tim Bishop

    Duties

    • Grounds Maintenance
    • Buildings Maintenance
    • PR Committee
    • Mapping and
    • Hydrant Locations / Maintenance

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    5th Lieutenant - Val Gallacher

    Duties

    • OH & S Strategy and Investigation
    • Uniforms
    • Peg allocation
    • Staging Area Manager and
    • Communications duty roster

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    Secretary - Phil Astle

    Duties

    • Brigade Standing Orders
    • Brigade Finances
    • Service Awards / Medallions
    • Membership Review / Records
    • Uniform Allocation and
    • Office Equipment

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    Communications Officer - Sam Trigg

    Duties

    • Personnel Availability
    • Membership Contact Lists
    • Watch Room
    • Operations of Control Points, Training
    • Radios and Pagers and
    • Computer Management

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    Community Safety Manager - Marj Taylor

    Duties

    • Personnel Availability
    • Membership Contact Lists
    • Watch Room
    • Operations of Control Points, Training
    • Radios and Pagers and
    • Computer Management