Graham Tait AFSM has been a firefighter with Fire & Rescue NSW for over 40 years, including 37 years as a career firefighter and officer, he has also been a volunteer firefighter with the NSW Rural Fire Service for 45 years. During his career, he has specialized in the areas of both Rescue and Operational Communications. He has been a member of the AUS2 Urban Search & Rescue team for 12 years and has been deployed to various incidents including the Christchurch Earthquake, Japan Tsunami, Vanuatu Cyclone and Indonesian Earthquake as both a rescue team member and communications lead officer. Over the past 17 years, he has dedicated himself to the area of operational communications, managing areas including Computer Aided Dispatch, Automatic Vehicle Location, Mobile Data, radio networks and hardware, GIS, and field deployable communications systems. He has been recognized for his leadership in the Public Safety technology space both in Australia and Internationally and continues to advocate for advances in communications and technology that will provide improvements in safety and efficiency for front line emergency personnel. Following his retirement from full time firefighting, he has taken up a role with Hypha Ltd to ensure he can bring his experience to the business and can continue to advance technology for the first responder community.