Zero Limits Podcast is hosted by Australian Veterans Matt & Co Hosts. Throughout these podcast the boys will be speaking to high charging humans from around the world with the zero limit attitude. One of the best ways we can give our listeners motivation and the ability to complete any goal they set their mind to is through hearing zero limit stories from these hectic people! Lets go!
Ep. 66 Derrick McManus South Australian Police Officer (STAR GROUP) shot 14 times
On today's Zero Limits Podcast we chat to former South Australian Special Tasks and Rescue Police Officer Derrick McManus shot 14 times during a high risk arrest warrant.
For 11-years Derrick was a Police counter-terrorist operative (trained by military SAS), sniper and special ops diver with the elite Special Tasks And Rescue (STAR) Group. They were trained for the safe resolution of high-risk incidents.
In an operation to arrest a high-risk offender, Derrick was shot 14 times with a Chinese military assault rifle. He was isolated from his team and bleeding from severed arteries in both forearms, massive torso injuries, two bullets in the left thigh, a bullet through the right Achilles tendon and more for three hours. After two-and-a-half years after the shooting, despite still carrying huge physical disablements, he returned to full duties with STAR Group. Let's GO!
Ep. 65 Andy White former British Army / Australian SASR Iraq and Afghanistan Veteran
On the next Zero Limits Podcast we have chat with a 29year British Army and Australian SASR veteran Andy White. Andy began his military within the British army serving as infantry soldier joining at the age of 16. During his time he did multiple deployments to Northern Ireland and was involved in the invasion of Iraq. His deployments to Iraq were as expected and seen some heavy fighting sustaining WIA's and KIA's whilst gaining valuable war fighting experience. In 2007 Andy made requested a lateral transfer to the Australian Army and after being accepted he was soon posted to the School of Infantry in Singleton NSW. After a short stint in location he soon wanted to try out for SASR selection. In 2008 he attempted SASR selection passing on his first attempt and continued on with the reinforcement cycle of training to become a qualified SASR Trooper. In 2009 he completed the rigorous SASR reinforcement cycle and was presented his sandy beret to become a fully qualified SASR Operator. In 2010 Andy deployed on his first rotation to Afghanistan which during this deployment a fellow SASR Trooper Jason Brown was killed in action with the patrol including Andy receiving mentions due to the fighting and actions taken to neutralize the enemy also the attempts to save Trooper Brown's life. Over the next few years Andy deployed to Afghanistan three more times and was involved in some of the heaviest fighting the Australian Army had seen since the Vietnam war. Listen in for the full story on Andy's career and life as a elite SASR soldier, Let's GO!
Ep. 64 Mitch Parker former NSW Police and Current Superintendent NSW SES Command of the New England and North West of Western Zone and Retained Fire Fighter with Fire and Rescue NSW
On today's Zero Limits Podcast we chat to Mitch Parker former NSW Police and Current Superintendent NSW SES Command of the New England and North West of Western Zone and Retained Fire Fighter with Fire and Rescue NSW. Mitch spent 17 years within the NSW police and 15 years counting as a retained fire fighter with NSW Fire and Rescue. During his time within both roles Mitch has many stories from incidents that even led to receiving commendations for bravery as both police officer and firefighter. After an extensive career serving the community on the front lines he moved onto the role as Superintendent NSW SES Command of the New England and North West of Western Zone within the NSW State Emergency Service better know as the SES. Let's GO!
Ep. 63 Joe Torrillo Retired FDNY Lieutenant Engine 10 - 9/11 First Responder Buried Twice
On today's Zero Limits Podcast we chat to Joe Torrillo a 25 year Lieutenant with the NYC Fire Department. A survivor of the 9/11 attack on the twin towers of the World Trade Centre, Joe survived a series of coordinated terrorist attacks on one of New York’s most prominent landmarks, which resulted in almost 3000 fatalities and over 25,000 people injured.
He set up a press conference to introduce his new “Billy Blazes” action figure for Fisher-Price Toys, as part of their Rescue Heroes collection. Ironically, the introduction was scheduled for September 11, 2001, in Manhattan.
Joe Torrillo recounts his first-hand experience as a firefighter on September 11, 2001. Joe was directly below the North Tower looking up as the second commercial airliner slammed into it. What transpired in the next few seconds, minutes, hours, and days are nothing shy of unbelievable. He was propelled in the air by the concussion of the falling debris of the North Tower and was literally buried alive under the falling debris, with his skull open, arm snapped and suffocating in darkness. He was rescued and placed in a boat to cross over the Hudson River for medical treatment. That effort was disrupted by falling building debris that covered the boat, where he was buried alive again.
Joe continues to speak about the devastating occurrences of 9/11/2001 to ensure that the sacrifices made by the heroic servicemen and women are not forgotten. In his speeches, Joe is known to speak about resurrecting patriotism, never giving up on dreams, embracing change and celebrating members of the Armed Services. Let's GO!
Ep. 62 Ryan Wilson former Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR)
On today's Zero Limits Podcast co hosted with Troy Knight, we chat to former Special Air Service Regiment operator and K9 handler Ryan Wilson. Ryan spent 18 years within the Defence Force primarily in the SASR. During his military career, he deployed to Malaysia, the Solomon Islands and multiple trips Afghanistan, as well as many training exercises overseas. Within service and during his transition, Ryan completed a Bachelor of Arts in Politics and International Studies from Murdoch University and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia. Currently he is the General Manager of Whipper Snapper Distillery, and is the WA State Manager for the veterans charity Wandering Warriors. Tune in to this podcast and listen to Ryan share some very insightful story of his life and powerful messages which are sure to resonate with a lot of people regardless of their profession, experience and/or aspirations Let's Go!
Ep. 61 Marco "Rabbit" O'Hehir former Australian Special Air Service Regiment (SASR)
Welcome back to season 3 of the Zero Limits Podcast and on this episode we chat to SASR Afghanistan veteran Marco "Rabbit" O'Hehir. Born in 1983 and raised in the Southeast Suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria and after witnessing the terror unfolding live on tv in the United States on September 11 2001. He had the interests to join the Australian Defence Force to join the war on terror. In 2001 he enlisted into the army posting to the 1st Battalion Royal Australian Regiment as an infantry soldier. Shortly after his enlistment he deployed to East Timor on his first operational deployment. In 2005 he was involved in a suspended extraction helicopter incident which he was significantly injured and hospitalised with an extended recovery. Rabbit attempted SASR selection 2007 and failed then returning to his battalion he was deployed to Iraq. Post Iraq he again began a better prep for SASR in which this time he completed SASR selection and eventually received the sandy beret. He completed multiple operational deployments to Afghanistan as a shooter and K9 handler. Post mil career he received a lateral transfer to the Victorian Police Special Operations Group to assist with their K9 unit. Since leaving the Police he now runs Blackrole K9 a training and consultancy company. He recently starred on the hit reality tv show Hunted Australia.