Prior to founding Talus Safety Inc. Dennis spent 20 years working for the BC Wildfire Service, beginning his career on fire crews while attending University and finishing as a Wildfire Officer responsible for the management of a fire zone covering 1.2 million hectares. During his career in wildfire Dennis focused on firefighter and pubic safety through fire sciences; studying how wildfire interacts with fuels, weather and topography. This focus on safety and fire science led Dennis to become a fire behaviour specialist on Incident Management Teams, providing expert advice on crew safety, fire analytics and evacuation planning. Dennis has spent the last several years consulting to indigenous groups, local government and industry in the areas of occupational health and safety, risk management and wildfire protection planning. Dennis’s work has enabled him to work throughout Canada and Internationally. In 2006 Dennis assisted the Sate of Victoria in Australia for 6 weeks dealing with their worst fire season on record, in 2011 he travelled to Alaska to act as a fire behaviour specialist for the Alaskan Incident Management Team and returned in 2012 to teach the Canadian Forest Fire Prediction System to Senior Managers and in 2016 Dennis spent 6 months assisting the Kuwait Drilling Company in the integration of new safety systems into their drilling operations. Dennis is a Canadian Registered Safety Professional with the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals and a Registered Forest Technologist with the Association of British Columbia Forest Professionals.