Mr Triffitt joined the Tasmania Fire Service as a volunteer firefighter with the New Norfolk Fire Brigade in 1973. In 1995 he was elected to the position of Third Officer, and elected to Second Officer in 2000. In 2003 he was elected to the Brigade's senior leadership position of Brigade Chief and he remains in this position. Mr Triffitt has been a committed motivator and mentor in his Brigade and is an active supporter of junior and cadet development, as well as a valued volunteer training instructor.

For several years he has also worked actively on the executive of the Tasmanian Retained Volunteer Firefighters Association, representing and supporting volunteers on a number of committees and working groups. Mr Triffitt has displayed an extensive and dedicated commitment to the Tasmania Fire Service and to the community of New Norfolk.