The Team

Get to know the current team of 'active members' who have taken on roles in the brigade's management or are available and regularly participate in the brigade's training, emergency response and other activities.

If you are interested in becoming a trained and active brigade member, please click here for more information about joining.

The brigade also enjoys the support of many other community members not listed here, who may be unable to take on a regular active role, but offer financial or other assistance to the brigade that is very valuable and greatly appreciated.

Name Photo Role Training
Status
Trivia...
Peter
Ellison
Peter Ellison Captain Crew Leader (CL),
Truck Drivers Licence,
Rural Fire Driver,
Chainsaw Tree Fell,
First Aid,
Traffic Control
Peter has lived in the Bilpin/Mt Tomah area since 1984 and has been a member of the brigade since 2000.
He works as a quality manager with Australian Aerospace, a maintenance company contracting to the RAAF base in Richmond. Prior to this Peter has spent time as a cabinet maker, as a RAAF instrument fitter, as a Sea Scout in the 70's and a Hobbie Cat sailor in the 90's.
He has recently bought a block of land in Bilpin CBD and is building his own home there.
John
Chorley
John Chorley Senior
Deputy Captain,
First Aid Officer
Crew Leader (CL),
Village Firefighter (VF),
Truck Drivers Licence,
Rural Fire Driver,
Chainsaw Tree Fell,
First Aid,
Traffic Control,
Firefighter OH&S
John grew up on Tomah in the 1950's & 60's and has been active in the brigade since 1985. As a farmer he owns and runs the property Northgate, and does some labouring work in the local area. He makes great berry ice-cream!
John
Mann
John Mann Deputy Captain, President Crew Leader (CL) ...
Ross
Ingram
Ross Ingram Deputy Captain,
Vice President
Adv. Firefighter (AF),
Truck Drivers Licence
Ross has been part of the brigade since its formation in 1961, back then as a junior member aged 14. He is now Horticultural Manager with the Mt Tomah Botanic Gardens and lives at 'Barina' in Charley's Rd. Also the mountain's best potatoe grower!
Meg
Levy
Meg Levy Firefighter, Fund Raising Coordinator Bush Firefighter (BF),
Chainsaw Crosscut,
First Aid,
Traffic Control
Meg has been part of the fire brigade since purchasing 'Greystoke' on Old Bells Line of Road in 2000. During the week she works as a town planner in Ultimo, escaping to Tomah on weekends.
Ian
Docker
Ian Docker Deputy Captain, Training Officer,
Shed Extension Coordinator, Catering Officer
Adv. Firefighter (AF),
First Aid,
Traffic Control
Ian & Kylie (below) originally bought property in Berambing in 2003 and joined the fire brigade, but have since moved down to Valley Ridge Road. Ian works in sales and consulting travelling all over NSW.
Kylie
Docker
Kylie Docker Firefighter, Station Officer, Catering Officer Bush Firefighter (BF),
First Aid,
Traffic Control
Bernhard
Koch
Bernhard Koch Deputy Captain, Equipment Officer, Webmaster & Newsletter Editor Adv. Firefighter (AF),
Truck Drivers Licence,
Chainsaw Tree Fell,
Traffic Control
Bernhard has been involved with the fire brigade since living on Tomah during student days studying at Hawkesbury Agriculture College (now UWS Richmond) in the 1980's. Together with wife Sabine he has since taken over what was then his parents' weekender in Charleys Rd, now Tomah Farm.
Don
Branch
Don Branch Firefighter Bush Firefighter (BF) Don & Michelle (below) have been active in the fire brigade since taking up residence at the end of Old Bells Line of Rd on South Tomah in 2005. Don is a signwriter and signage consultant working across NSW. He is one of the few signwriters left who actually still hand-paint their signs!
Michelle
Calvert-Branch
Michelle Branch Firefighter Bush Firefighter (BF) Michelle is a business advisor working from her Tomah home and is also a volunteer member of W.I.R.E.S.
Scott
Hawkins
Scott Hawkins Firefighter Adv. Firefighter (AF),
Truck Drivers Licence,
Chainsaw Crosscut
Scott has lived in the Bilpin/Mt Tomah area for 38 years and joined the brigade in 1994. He is a diesel mechanic working in Penrith.
Christopher
Cantwell
Christopher Cantwell Firefighter Bush Firefighter (BF) ...
Jeffrey
Allatt
Jeffrey Allatt Firefighter Bush Firefighter (BF) Jeff joined the brigade in 2007 having just moved back to the family property in Berambing. Jeffrey is a descendant of the Hungerford's, a family of considerable historic significance in our area. He is a welder working in Mulgrave.
Jacqui
Geveke
Jacqui Geveke Firefighter
Secretary
Bush Firefighter (BF) ...
David
Howden
David Howden Firefighter Bush Firefighter (BF) ...
Melissa
Howden
Melissa Howden Firefighter Bush Firefighter (BF) ...
Andrew
Haley
Andrew Haley Firefighter Crew Leader (CL) ...
Helen
Bodill
Helen Bodill Firefighter
OH&S Officer
Bush Firefighter (BF) ...
Sophie
Mitchell
Sophie Mitchell Firefighter Bush Firefighter (BF) Sophie joined the brigade in 2006 to be involved in a community organisation as part of the Duke of Edinburgh scheme.
Felix
Mansfield
Felix Mansfield Firefighter Bush Firefighter (BF) Felix joined the brigade in 2006.
Simon
Koch
Simon Koch Junior
Webmaster
No Official
Training Yet
Simon, now 13 years old, became involved with the brigade since January 2007 by helping to design and compile this Tomah RFS Website.