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Australian Fire Service Medal recipients

Congratulations to the 26 recipients of the Australian Fire Service Medal in this years Queen’s Birthday honours list.

  • Robert Derek AVARD NSW
  • Peter Micheal BROUGHAM NSW
  • Kelly Therese BROWNE NSW
  • Craig Scott BURLEY NSW
  • Robert John COX NSW
  • Rex Guskett FUGE NSW
  • Kernin Sidney LAMBERT NSW
  • Paul Edward LANGLEY NSW
  • David George LOFT NSW
  • Kenneth Andrew MURPHY NSW
  • Alan George TUCKER NSW
  • Allan David CRACKNELL VIC
  • Warren William CURRY VIC
  • Peter John DRISCOLL VIC
  • Lance Phillip KING VIC
  • Steven Mark WARRINGTON VIC
  • David YOUSSEF VIC
  • Raymond Clinton BOTT QLD
  • Adam Philip GWIN QLD
  • Ian Denis SHEPHERD QLD
  • Stephen Robert TREEBY WA
  • Dennis Philip TURNER SA
  • Jeffrey Shane WISEMAN SA
  • Brian John TALBOT ACT
  • Simon John BURT NT
  • Ryan Austin CLAY NT

The Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) is awarded for distinguished service by a member of an Australian fire service. The AFSM was introduced in 1988, and replaced the Imperial awards of the Queen’s Fire Service Medal for Gallantry and the Queen’s Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service. Recipients of the Australian Fire Service Medal are entitled to use the post-nominal letters “AFSM”.

Awards are made by the Governor-General, on the nomination of the responsible minister in each state or territory, and at the federal level. The total number of awards each year must not exceed the following quota:

  • one award for each 1,000, or part of 1,000, full-time permanent members of the combined fire services of each state;
  • one award for each 5,000, or part of 5,000, part-time, volunteer or auxiliary members of the combined fire services of each state; and one additional award in each state;
  • one award of the Medal shall be made in each calendar year in respect of the combined fire services in each of the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory of Australia;
  • one award of the Medal shall be made in each calendar year in respect of a Commonwealth fire service; and
  • an occasional award (not exceeding one per calendar year) may be made in respect of the fire service of an External Territory as determined by the responsible Minister.
For more information please visit: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Australian_Fire_Service_Medal
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Asia Pacific Fire, Editor