There’s no stopping man on a mission
Well respected and always helping out
A MAN of many talents and interests, Trevor Keiler stays busy keeping the Eidsvold area safe, and residents are grateful for what he does.
All the same, Mr Keiler is a humble man who just loves helping the community where he can.
“I love working in my own business and working for the fire and rescue service as you feel like you are making a difference and playing a role within the community,” Mr Keiler said.
Mr Keiler, 55, is now in his 37th year working in the fire and rescue service.
He also runs his business, Keiler’s Car and Commercial which is an affiliate of the RACQ company.
Mr Keiler enjoys spending time with family when there are no “on calls” to attend to and loves fixing other people’s cars.
At times in his busy life, finding the correct time management can be quite challenging.
“It can be a struggle, if we get a fire brigade call and there are no workers at my shop I’ve got to pack up the shop and go to the fire station,” Mr Keiler said.
“We are allowed 10 officers but we’re currently sitting at six so we would definitely love more to join us.”
Mr Keiler met his wife Nicci working at the fire and rescue service and they have been married for 13 years.
He said Nicci has a big part to play in everything he has achieved within the force.
He also has four children who live around the state, with two living in Bundaberg, one in Townsville and his 11-year-old daughter in Eidsvold.
“I would like to thank my wife for her support in helping me run the business, there’s no way I could have done any of this without her,” he said.
In 2009 Mr Keiler was recognised with a prestigious award.
“I received the Diligent and Ethical Service medal and this was something you had to be nominated for, it’s probably one of my proudest achievements,” he said.
“I enjoy working with my team, we collectively work as a good team which is important.
“We don’t do it for the money, it’s a job we do to make a difference, we serve the community to make it a safer place and we are given all the necessary resources and encouragement from our officers in Gayndah.”
Mr Keiler encouraged the younger ones to “surround yourself with positive people and that nobody is successful without friends and family and colleagues”.
MULTI-SKILLED: Eidsvold’s Trevor Keiler loves helping out his community.