Get to know fire cap­tain Peter Mauch

Peter talks fam­ily, op­por­tu­ni­ties, and luck

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What’s your favourite thing about the West­ern Downs re­gion?

It is still one of the only places in Queens­land that is ideal to raise a fam­ily. Good ed­u­ca­tion op­por­tu­ni­ties and sport­ing clubs to keep our kids ac­tive.

What is the best sound in the world to you?

Prob­a­bly hear­ing your­self breathe is al­ways a good start to the day. We cer­tainly need to make the most of ev­ery day that comes our way.

Who would you want to play you in a movie of your life?

Ja­son Statham – mainly be­cause he has a sim­i­lar hair­cut.

What do you think the great­est in­ven­tion has been?

Re­cliner chairs – My wife tells me I spend far too much time in mine but I dis­agree with her on that. I spend just the right amount of time read­ing the funny pages.

Do you have any lucky items, ob­jects or tra­di­tions?

No, you need to work hard to make your own luck.

Is there any­thing you wished would come back into fash­ion?

Sa­fari suits – I have one of my dad’s still hang­ing in the cup­board. It has seen a few 70s par­ties in the last cou­ple years. Al­ways looks a treat!

What three things do you think of most each day?

Food, beer and then food, but not nec­es­sar­ily in that or­der.

What’s been the best de­ci­sion you’ve made in your life so far?

I’d say mov­ing to Dalby when I was look­ing for work 34 years ago. I was only go­ing to stay for 12 months, but I’m still here.

Who are the three peo­ple you most ad­mire – dead or liv­ing?

I’d have to say both my mum and dad. I ob­vi­ously owe them a lot. I also think that any­one who gives their time to char­ity and com­mu­nity work are peo­ple to ad­mire. A lo­cal lady named Flora Far­ley springs to mind, she has been a great sup­porter of the lo­cal fire­fight­ers for a num­ber of years.

What his­tor­i­cal pe­riod would you like to live in if you could go back in time?

Pretty happy with liv­ing right now.

We have plenty of things to make our life eas­ier th­ese days and who knows what things will look like in the fu­ture.

If you could change, make, or in­flu­ence one thing in the world what would it be?

Don­ald Trump’s hairdo. What’s go­ing on there? What are you look­ing for­ward to this year?

Look­ing for­ward to hol­i­day time when I get to spend a bit of time at the Sun­shine Coast with the fam­ily.


HAPPY TO BE HERE: Dalby Fire Cap­tain Peter Mauch loves his life in Dalby.

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