DFES chief superintendent of bushfire risk management calls time on more than 40 year career


Deputy Commissioner Lloyd Bailey, Rob Cox (former Chief Superintendent Bushfire Risk Management) and Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson.
Deputy Commissioner Lloyd Bailey, Rob Cox (former Chief Superintendent Bushfire Risk Management) and Fire and Emergency Services Commissioner Wayne Gregson.

AFTER more than 40 years with fire and emergency services, Rob Cox has decided to call time on his career.

The Bateman resident ended his stint as DFES’s chief superintendent of bushfire risk management in May.

Mr Cox joined the WA Fire Brigades Board in 1976 as a trainee firefighter.

After graduating, he spent 10 years as a firefighter before his promotion to station officer in the mid 1980s.

From there he went on to fill district officer, media liaison, chief superintendent and state operation roles, leading emergency efforts during countless cyclone, flood and bushfire incidents.

He also established the Bushfire Risk Management Branch and implemented a program to support local governments with bushfire management planning.

His valuable contributions were recognised when he was awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal in 2009.

DFES said his passion for improving emergency service delivery in regional areas, his dedication to his team and job and his generosity, loyalty and penchant for sharing a good story would be greatly missed.

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