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With 20 years in volunteer leadership roles with the Queensland State Emergency Service (SES), and over 10 years with Surf Life Saving Queensland, Wade Harrison of RED Consultant has a depth of experience that is hard to match.

Professionally, Wade has worked in leadership roles in both state and local government that have either directly managed or supported the SES, and other types of emergency volunteers, and has a detailed theoretical background, having completed his thesis on emergency volunteer management as part of his Masters in Emergency Management.

RED Consultant can provide with assistance with your emergency service volunteers in the areas of:

  • Operational effectiveness
  • Service delivery
  • Designing process
  • Partnerships and integration of external agencies.

Emergency Volunteer Management

Please feel free to contact RED Consultant to discuss how we can help you with your emergency service volunteers.


Appointed as Training Officer, Rescue Water Craft (Jet ski) SLSQ2017
Area Captain WR8 (Jet ski patrols), North Stradbroke Island, Operations Support, Surf Life Saving Queensland (SLSQ)2014 – present
Appointed as Training Officer, Rescue Water Craft (Jet ski) SLSQ2017
Rescue Water Craft Operator for WR8, North Stradbroke Island2008 – present
Awarded National Medal (Emergency Services)2008
Patrol Captain, Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club2008 – present
Awarded National Medal (Emergency Services)2008
Joined as a volunteer Patrol Member, Point Lookout Surf Life Saving Club2007 – present
Member of Vertical Rescue Review Panel, Queensland State Emergency Service2003 – 2006
Member / Chairman of South – East District, Training Volunteer Management Group, Queensland State Emergency Service1999 – 2003
Vertical Rescue Instructor Trainer, Queensland State Emergency Service1995 – 2006
Inaugural member Volunteer Executive Committee, Queensland State Emergency Service1994 – 1995
Vertical Rescue Specialist Instructor, Queensland State Emergency Service1991 – 1995
Joined as a volunteer with Queensland State Emergency Service1990