Fires are increasingly a growing problem in Australia, and a lot of firefighters are battling the blaze.

Here’s a look at the top 10 most dangerous firefighters in the country.


James Eadie, Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Firefighter Source: ABC News (Australia) 2.

Michael O’Connell, Firefighters Union of Australia Firefighter and Former NSW Fire Commissioner Source: 3.

James O’Brien, Firefighter Association of New South Wales (FAWNSA) Firefighters Association of NSW Firefighter & Former NSW Commissioner Source : Firefighters Australia 4.

Chris Smith, NSW Fire Brigade Firefighter (FAWC) Fire Fighters Association of Victoria Source : Victoria Fire Brigade 5.

Stephen Aitken, Fire Protection Association of Australia (FPAA) Fire Protection Australia Source : 6.

David Bickley, Fire Commissioner of the Northern Territory Fire Commissioner & Former Chief of the Fire Protection Branch of the NSW Department of Primary Industries & Fire Safety Source : Department of National Fire and Emergency Services 7.

Michael Fennelly, Fire Brigades Australia Fire Brigaders Association of Queensland Source : Brisbane Fire Brigade 8.

David Jocko, Fire Brigade of Australia & Former Chairman of the New South Welsh Fire Service & Former Fire Commissioner, New South Wales & Former Deputy Chief Fire Commissioner and Deputy Chief Superintendent Source : New South West Fire Brigade 9.

David McKeown, Fire Inspector, NSW State Fire Service Fire Inspector Source : NSW Fire Service 10.

John Widdicombe, Fire Sergeant, Fire Service NSW Fire Services Source : Northern Territory Police Source: AFP