Greg Penney

Associate student
About
Greg Penney

Greg Penney is a District Officer with the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, WA. He has 16 years of operational and incident management experience as both a firefighter and paramedic. Greg has completed a MEng (Building Fire Safety & Risk) and MScParaMedRes (Risk) and he is now completing his PhD on strategic wildfire suppression as an associate student.

Student project

This research serves to examine the critical components of bushfire suppression in order to improve firefighter safety and operational effectiveness during siege bushfire response. The research adopts a fire engineering approach, incorporating both empirical and physics based computer simulation to analyse suppression efforts with a significant focus on firefighter tenability.

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