Tass is the current Manager and Senior Engineer of Fire Rescue Victoria’s Fire Safety Strategy, Policy and Reform unit. Following the highly publicised Lacrosse Apartments and Grenfell tower fires, his and his team’s principal focus is to advocate for legislative and technical fire safety reform, which supports safer buildings and firefighting environments.
Tass’ professional fire safety journey commenced more than 20 years ago when he joined the Country Fire Authority, which subsequently lead to 19 years of service with the Melbourne Metropolitan Fire Brigade and now Fire Rescue Victoria. Prior to joining Victoria’s fire services, Tass worked in local government and private industry as a building surveyor and building inspector.
Tass academic qualifications include a Bachelor of Technology in Building Surveying and Master of Engineering in Construction Management at Swinburne University. Tass has also completed the Graduate Diploma in Building Fire Safety and Risk Engineering at Victoria University. Since graduating, he has continued to deliver the fire brigade intervention model theory to students undertaking the Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate courses at VU.
Tass is a registered fire safety engineer with Victoria’s Business Licensing Authority and he also maintains registration in the categories of building surveyor and building inspector with the Victorian Building Authority.
Tass is a passionate supporter of the round ball game and on most Sunday afternoons, you will often find Tass at Melbourne’s Lakeside Stadium, supporting South Melbourne FC.