Congratulations to the 24 members of the Australian fire service on being awarded the AFSM in the 2020 Queens Birthday honours. Below is an extract of the citation.
The Australian Fire service medal was established on 12 April 1988. The medal recognises distinguished service by a member of an Australian fire service. It is awarded to paid and volunteer members.
The Australian Fire Service Medal is a circular copper-nickel medal ensigned with the crown of St Edward. It is suspended by a ribbon which has a central vertical band of gold, which is superimposed with a red pattern symbolising flames. The two outer vertical bands are green.
These awards are normally set for announcement on Australia Day (January 26) and the Queen’s Birthday (June) each year.
New South Wales
Mr Frank AUSTIN Mundarlo NSW 2729
Mr Morgan James COOK Galston NSW 2159
Mr Mark Steven DOBSON Wollstonecraft NSW 2065
Mr Kenneth Mark EGLINGTON Cudgen NSW 2487
Mr John Andrew FOSTER Jamisontown NSW 2750
Mr Kenneth James HALL Long Beach NSW 2536
Mr Dennis Wayne HENRY Ballina NSW 2478
Mr David John HITCHCOCK Dorrigo NSW 2453
Mr Terrence John JOB Parkes NSW 2870
Mr Peter Stanley MIRANDA Heathcote NSW 2233
Mr Michael Bernard NEYLAND Adelong NSW 2729
Mr Christopher Allen SHARP Portland NSW 2847
Mr Russell PARDEW Bemm River VIC 3889
Mr Robin Noel PARSONS Belmont VIC 3216
Mr Ian Ronald SYMONS Drouin VIC 3818
Mr Malcolm Eric STACEY QLD
Ms Michelle Christine YOUNG QLD
Mr James Palmiro ARMANASCO Kalamunda WA 6076
Mr Warren John DAY Busselton WA 6280
Mr Peter Crosby SUTTON Byford WA 6122
Mr Matthew Paul DAVIS Blakiston SA 5250
Mr John Stanley MUDGE Eden Hills SA 5050
Australian Capital Territory
Mr Christopher John ZEITLHOFER Wanniassa ACT 2903
Mr Darrin Thomas WEETRA NT