About Jamie Mackenzie

Jamie Mackenzie AFSM worked as a Senior Instructor, Leadership Development, with the Victorian Country Fire Authority (CFA) and he previously worked with the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning (DELWP). As such, he has over 35 years’ experience in operational roles for bushfire and emergency response. Jamie introduced Fireline Leadership and Incident Leadership training to Victorian and Australian emergency agencies in 2005 and has been involved in the design and implementation of training programs to build leadership, incident management and hazard management capabilities for emergency services personnel, industry and community members. Jamie currently collaborates with a range of emergency response agencies, industry and communities, focusing on leadership and resilience projects.

New Community Leadership Program on the Way

Just returned from Franktown Colorado after spending 8 days locked down with the Mission Centred Solutions (MCS) team developing a new leadership program for community members based on the recognised and internationally successful Fireline Leadership program. The Fireline Leadership program has been conducted for response agencies in the US, Australia, Canada, and NZ over the [...]


Another Successful Emergency Scenario Workshop for the Falls Festival Lorne

The Falls Music & Arts Festival is a multi-day music festival held annually in Lorne, and each year for the past 9 years I have been conducting different emergency response scenarios for the Falls Festival team, all Emergency Response Agencies, Event security, and Shire staff members. Previous scenarios have included, bushfire, storm, terrorist, drug [...]

Anglesea Community Bushfire Scenario

Early this December, myself and Steve Cameron from EMV, ran the “What’s the plan now” scenario workshop for the Anglesea community. The intent of the scenario is match the communities perception of a bushfire event impacting Anglesea with the reality of emergency response, particularly when the town’s population swells to over 20,000 and only [...]