Our People

Phil Nesbit

Phil Nesbit

Managing Director - Phone 021 934695


Phil’s early background is in the Armed Services, he left the Army and went on to the join the New Zealand Fire Service.

After 31 years as both a Career Fire Fighter and Volunteer Fire Fighter, Phil is now a Volunteer Station Officer.

He has also worked as a Fire Fighter for Auckland Airport Crash Fire, a Paramedic for St John Ambulance, and as the Principle Rural Fire Officer for a Rural Fire Authority, managing 7 Rural Fire Forces.

Phil has an extensive working history, and his passion is Fire and Rescue Emergency Management.

By combining his many years experience in this industry he brings to Fire Rescue First Response credibility and strength with his knowledge and skills in Fire and Rescue Management.

Phil is also a registered NZ Fire Service trainer and Assessor for a range of fire fighting unit standards.

Saoirse Nesbit

Saoirse Nesbit

Director Health and Safety - Phone 021 502632


As our primary First Aid Trainer, as well as covering Fire-fighting, emergency warden and health & safety training, Saoirse has twelve years with Fire and Emergency New Zealand and is a Volunteer Senior Firefighter attending all manner of emergencies including many emergency medical response call outs where no ambulance is present.

On top of this, Saoirse is a mum of five, and has experienced almost every medical emergency a family can possibly have!

Rae Tailby

Rae Tailby

Training Quality Controller


Rae is in charge of coordinating all things Civil Defence and Emergency Management in our training world. She also looks after moderation and quality assurance.

Rae comes from a Police and Fire Fighting and Adult Education background.

Rae is based remotely, in Kaitaia but don’t be fooled by her location, she is very mobile and capable of turning up anywhere at any time! This has nothing to do with being a mother of five boys, I’m sure!

Rae has extensive knowledge and experience in the industry training field and is a qualified trainer and assessor. She has a great ability to connect with agencies and contextualise training to suit different needs.

Dan Nesbit

Dan Nesbit

Municipal Fire and Rescue


Dan, the new and improved 2.0 version of Phil, has been around the emergency services his entire life, and began his own Emergency Services career with the RNZAF as a Fire Fighter based at Whenuapai in Auckland, and while stationed there, completed a tour of duty in Afganistan as a fire fighter .

On leaving the Air Force Dan worked as an Emergency Responder for the mining industry in Australia, covering all types of emergency response, including snake bites, before returning to New Zealand.

On his return to New Zealand he joined the New Zealand Fire Service as a career fire fighter, based in Palmerston North.

Dan assists us with First Aid, Fire Fighting, Line Rescue, Height Safety and USAR training throughout the country.

Clint Robinson

Clint Robinson



Clint is the expert on all things difficult such as confined space entry, working at heights, rescue procedures, etc. – All the practical stuff.

He also is an excellent hands on trainer for approved NZQA courses including: Confined Space Entry, Confined Space Rescue, Working at Heights, First Aid, Fire Warden, Fire Extinguisher and Firefighting.

In his spare time Clint is an Ambulance Officer and a Station Officer at the Manly Volunteer Fire Brigade.

Clint is also a registered NZ Fire Service trainer and Assessor for a range of fire fighting unit standards.

Katy Amkreutz

Katy Amkreutz



Katy is responsible for getting course work out and course results recorded internally, with our clients and with NZQA.

Her background in Quality Management for tertiary providers and start-up businesses means she has a clear view of the company’s administration needs.

It’s not all systems and paperwork. In Katy’s free time she likes to go camping in many of New Zealand’s beautiful parks with her husband and two children.

Contact us now to book your course

Fire Rescue and First Response


Tel: 0508 FYRBOS (0508 397 267)
Tel: +64  (0)21 934695

Email:  phil@fyrbos.co.nz

Postal address:

PO Box 308116
Manly, Auckland 0952
New Zealand

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