This Queens birthday saw four New Zealanders and twenty-nine Australian fire service personnel honoured for their service to the community. Of special note is the awarding of Ex-commissioner Greg Mullens with an Officer of the order of Australia, the second highest award in the Australian system.
Officer of the order of Australia
Mr Gregory Philip MULLINS AFSM Cromer NSW 2099
For distinguished service to the community of New South Wales through leadership in fire-fighting, to the emergency response sector, and to gender equity in recruitment.
NZ Queens Service Medal
Mr Russell Kingsley Anderson, of Alexandra. For services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
Mr Howard Daniel Cole, of Pokeno. For services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
Mrs Maera Maki-Anderson, of Murupara. For services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand.
Mr Hatete Joe Manukau, JP, of Katikati. For services to Fire and Emergency New Zealand and the community.
For full details visit www.dpmc.govt.nz/publications/queens-birthday-honours-list-2018
Australian Fire Service medal
New South Wales
Mr Geoffrey Kenneth ANDREW, Burra NSW 2620
Mr David John GILL, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650
Mr Martin Fennessy HARRISON, Coonamble NSW 2829
Mr Gregory Alan INGERSOLE OAM, Eglinton NSW 2795
Mr Shane David KEARNEY, Kelso NSW 2795
Mr Neale Bensley MUTTON, Bolwarra NSW 2320
Mr Gregory Patrick RANKIN, Gymea NSW 2227
Mr Eric Herbert SHANKS, Dubbo NSW 2830
Mr Peter Francis SHEARER, NSW
Mr Wayne Ronald YOUNG, Forresters Beach NSW 2260
Mr Ronald Neil BEER, Yea Vic 3717
Mr Mark Anthony GILMORE, Kingower Vic 3517
Mr Alan Francis HODGKIN, Bayswater Vic 3153
Mr David Peter LANYON, St Arnaud Vic 3478
Mr Damien Phillip O’CONNOR, Wonthaggi Vic 3995
Ms Bridget Ruth RYAN, Smythesdale Vic 3351
Mr Donald Philip BALDWIN, Thangool Qld 4715
Mr Leslie Norman GREEN, Kairi Qld 4872
Ms Kaye Michelle HEALING, Ipswich Qld 4305
Mr Alan Edward RICHARDS, Springbrook Qld 4213
Mr David John WOODS, Wurtulla Qld 4575
Mr Robert Beverley COOK, St James WA 6102
Mr Ian Andrew JOSEPH, Australind WA 6233
Mr Francis PRATT, Kingsley WA 6026
Mr Desmond John FORD, Care Gully SA 5144
Mr Robert Glenn SANDFORD, Fairview Park SA 5126
Australian Capital Territory
Mr Kevin Clarence JEFFERY, ACT
Mr Wayne Stanley SHAW, Crace ACT 2911
Mr David Gordon LINES,.Palmerston NT 0830
For full details visit www.gg.gov.au/australian-honours-and-awards/australian-honours-lists
The main picture shows Ex-commissioner Greg Mullens who was awarded an Officer of the order of Australia, the second highest award in the Australian system.