Craig Burleys experience is based on both extensive operational firefighting and development of bushfire mitigation measures over many projects within the legislative requirements of planning controls in NSW.
Craig Burley first joined the NSW RFS in 1981 and remains a very active operational fire fighter with the service. During this time Craig has progressed from being a basic fire fighter to be a senior Group Captain and Air Attack Supervisor within the service.
As a Divisional Commander Craig has supervised operations at many scale emergency declaration bushfire events across NSW.
The level of expertise has also led to Craig being deployed internationally for wildfire suppression management in the USA on two occasions and also to Indonesia as Air Attack Supervisor with the NSW RFS Large Air Tanker program. Additionally, he has undertaken training of fire fighters in Botswana under an Aus Aid agreement through the NSW RFS.
Craig is the current chairperson of the Hawkesbury Bushfire Management Committee which is the body charged with giving strategic direction for bushfire protection across this local government area.
In 2004 Craig undertook tertiary education at the first Post Graduate Diploma for Design in Bushfire Prone Areas (UWS) and successfully graduated in 2005.
Craig has been very involved at all levels of the bushfire consultancy discipline and continues to be active on various committees within the Fire Protection Association of Australia. He holds a Level 3 accreditation within this industry and manages a successful bushfire consultancy firm in Windsor NSW.
In 2017 Craig was awarded the Australia Fire Service Award for services to the community for his fire fighting activities.