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Team Profile – Martie Irwin

Monday, December 9, 2019

This month we wanted to pay tribute to one of our team, Martie Irwin from Crunch Finance, who is currently battling the fires in Northern NSW.

Martie works full time as a mortgage broker, and also manages a high performing team of brokers, all whilst looking after a young family. For most people that would take up every waking hour. Not Martie! In May 2018, Martie decided to join NSW Fire and Rescue, and since then has served as an on-call fire fighter based out of Bangalow fire station in Northern NSW.

Martie’s duties as a fire fighter involve attending to all kinds of fires and car accidents, and also being part of community service events including fire safely sessions and fire education classes for kids.

Over the last couple of weeks Martie has been heavily involved in the firefighting efforts in Northern NSW, working day and night to protect residents, homes and livestock. With fires coming within kilometres from his own home, Martie is working hard to keep his Community safe.

Martie took some time out to share with us some tips for how we can prepare for the current and upcoming fire seasons:

  1. Ensure your fire plan is updated – here’s a template to help you start: https://www.rfs.nsw.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0003/36597/GetReadyforaBushFire.pdf
  2. Prepare your home and get it ready for bush fire season – trim trees and shrubs close to your home, removing material that can burn which is close to your home, cleaning your gutters etc.
  3. Check that your home insurance is up to date, and the amount covered is sufficient to rebuild your home in today’s market.

Join us in thanking Martie for his community service, and we wish him a safe summer season.