Definition of izone: "i-zone or interface zone is the area where the built environment meets the natural environment. This area has the greatest risk to assets and property due to the quantity and arrangement of the fuel. This is also the area where intelligent planning and preparation can make the biggest difference to survivability in the face of approaching bushfire."
Adam Nicholas has worked passionately in the area of Operational Management, Incident Control, training + emergency response, planning and mitigation for more than 18 years.
Adam was the founding Team Leader and formed the QFES TEM Qld Sth Hazard Burn Team from inception.
Sourcing suitable equipment, tools and vehicles Adam was responsible for recruiting a diverse and multi gender/cultural crew, managing all training and operations for a broad range of stakeholders including Defence, Ipswich city council, Brisbane Entertainment Centre and others. The role also included consulting on fire and mitigation planning and developing strong Stakeholder relationships.
Adam has worked as a Rural Fire First Officer (Closeburn Rural Fire Station), Instructor/Trainer, Volunteer Community Educator and have delivered Bushfire Training to Origin and QGC Energy staff across the Surat Basin on behalf of the QFES TEM Unit and private enterprise.
In his role as acting BTSO for the Maryborough region (NCR QFES) Adam was involved in all areas of training, service delivery, fire response, incident management and disaster response and recovery operations.
During the roll out of the GWN digital radio network in Southern Queensland, Adam was the appointed Rural liaison, trainer and Logistics manager. The role was challenging but all equipment was delivered, training completed and go live achieved without any loss of equipment or time.
Adam has extensively studied fire ecology and behaviour throughout his time as a Rural Fire Fighter and paid hazard mitigation specialist. This included time interacting and training Indigenous crew in the central western region of Queensland.
Most recently Adam has contributed to the Fire response efforts as a F-BAN (Fire Behaviour Analyst) interpreting and predicting fire behaviour and performed a review of the Redlands Regional Council Bushfire Management Plan on behalf of QFES.
Located in SE Queensland, Adam created izone fire consulting after requests from a number of previous Clients sought to access the knowledge, background and skills built up during his operational career.
Through his comprehensive experience in the area of operational management and extensive network of professional contacts, sub-contractors and clients from previous and current roles, Adam can provide expert advice and ensure training outcomes and equipment choices give you the best outcomes for your investment.