Dave and Peter have returned from a successful trip to Kenya working with the LEAD RANGER program to skill up Senior Rangers from a number of reserves in Africa. https://leadranger.org/

They have focussed on the techniques and procedures of attacking and containing bushfires with the intention of enabling students to take these skills back and train their own rangers on the ground. Boris Vos, the project leader gave a great endorsement of the Fireground trainers…….
“On a personal note, it’s amazing to see these Australian veterans of bushfires bringing enthusiasm, experience, vast knowledge and more crucially the ability to adjust to local context to the course and deliver to our men and women a very tangible – and certified- skillset.”

We hope to return to Kenya next year and continue this important work.

Dave Hitchcock & Peter Brookhouse with the new trainees