Ten ACT Fire & Rescue firefighters complete Station Officer Development Program

Ten ACT Fire & Rescue (ACTF&R) firefighters have been promoted to the rank of station officer after successfully completing a 16-week Station Officer Development Program.


The experienced firefighters refined their skills in leadership and preparedness, with a focus on managing ACTF&R incidents. ACT Fire & Rescue’s newest station officers are:


·       Matthew Barrett

·       Matthew Buchtmann

·       Jake Cannon

·       Peter Fitzpatrick

·       Peter Ingram

·       Kate Judd

·       Jesse Matthews

·       Dale McCormack

·       Mate Peric

·       Chad Porter


Every ACT Fire & Rescue appliance has a station officer assigned to the vehicle. They’re the leader of the team, and often the first on-scene. It’s the station officer’s job to oversee the incident and manage crews.


The recent graduates will commence in their roles in the coming weeks. Well done team!