Peter McMillan

Masters scholar

GradCert Performance Based Buildings & Fire Codes (Victoria University), GradDip Building Fire Safety & Risk Engineering (Victoria University), MEmMan (Charles Sturt University)

Peter McMillan is a Fire Officer with Queensland Fire and Emergency Services currently serving in South East Region. He has a strong background in Operational Performance, Aerial Operations and Advanced Driver Training. Mr McMillan completed a Masters of Emergency Management with a thesis titled “Guideline for Fire Brigade Intervention Model for Aerial Operations in Queensland“.


“Auditory Exclusion in Drivers of Heavy Vehicles during Urgent Duty Driving in Emergency Services”

This Masters project is designed to identify what Auditory Exclusion is and how it affects safe driving performance of Firefighters when driving heavy vehicles under ‘lights and sirens’. The intent of the research is to provide some basis for the phenomena ‘Auditory Exclusion’ to be recognised and to provide methods of training for reduced risk to Emergency Services Staff and the general public when responding to Emergency Incidents.


Dr Mark King, Dr Christopher Watling


  • Auditory exclusion in driving
  • Safe driving under stressful conditions
  • Safe driver concepts for situational awareness and urgent duty driving
  • Aerial operations (Heavy vehicle ladder trucks)
  • Fire engineering and the built environment