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Phillip Cribb AFSM

Fire and Emergency Services Specialist

Phill retired from the Department of Fire and Emergency Services of Western Australia (DFES) in March 2014, after 34.5 years of service.

His career started with the WA Fire Brigades in 1979 as a probationary firefighter. After completing the firefighter’s training school he worked his way through the ranks, retiring as a Chief Superintendent.

During his career Phill worked various roles across for DFES in fire and emergency operations, fire and arson investigation, fire prevention, breathing apparatus and rescue, training, and a coordination role for State operations for the preparedness and response to natural and manmade hazards.

He has had extensive experience in emergency management in a preparedness, response or recovery role for hazmat incidents, rescues, bushfires, structure fires, floods and cyclones.

Phill was the recipient of the Australia Fire Service Medal (AFSM) on the 2007 Australia Day Honors List for his services to the community in the area of fire and arson prevention.

Since retiring from DFES he has made a successful transition into the private sector as a senior fire and emergency management consultant for Executive Risk Solutions (ERS).