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March Wyndham BizNet Event
Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Hoppers Crossing Sports Club
Hogans Road Reserve, Hoppers Crossing
VIC 3029

Welcome to March's Wyndham BizNet Dinner and a very special welcome to our Guest Speaker - Rohan Rizzoli.

Another unsung hero born right here in Wyndham.

Rohan is a 27 year old firefighter with the Werribee Fire Brigade, he is a born and bred Wyndham local. Rohan has been a member of the Werribee Fire Brigade for 9 years with 3 of those years as a junior member, joining as a 12 year old in 2005. He returned to the brigade in 2015 as a firefighter, quickly gaining qualifications and experience and becoming one of the most operational and active members in the brigade. This skill set and work ethic earning him the “Firefighter of the Year” award in 2019. Rohan attends an average of 320 call-outs annually, compared to a brigade average of 750 annually.

Recently, Rohan was deployed to the Blue Mountains Fire in NSW in November, working out of the Richmond RAAF base. He was tasked with firefighting, backburning and visiting disconnected communities in rural areas. Rohan attended multiple fires within Victoria, such as night shifts at Meredith, asset protection and defending homes at the Plenty Gorge fire in Bundoora and spending a week in Cann River and only ten days later, spending another week in the fire ravaged Mallacoota. During his time in Cann River, Rohan worked alongside the MFB, ADF, SES, Victoria Police and Ambulance Victoria in not only fighting fires but also assessing damage, herding cattle, repairing fences, clearing roads, creating access through blocked roads, such as the Monaro and Princess Highways.
Rohan’s time in Mallacoota was an eye-opener, as he was primarily tasked with impact assessment of destroyed homes and properties within the township. He spoke with many locals who had suffered significant trauma and shared stories of survival and loss. In a single afternoon, he assessed 60 destroyed homes within only a few streets of one another.

The impact this has had is one of reflection as we unite as one. Let’s get together and enjoy a relaxing night and enjoyable dinner at the Hoppers Crossing Sports Club.

Membership is not compulsory however there are additional benefits in joining at minimal cost. Guests may attend two meetings and will then be required to become a financial member on their third visit.

Come along and bring your colleagues - you are sure to meet someone you know, and if not, we will introduce you to like-minded people from a variety of industries and backgrounds.

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