The Queen's Fire Service medal (QFSM) consists of two awards:
- The Queen's Fire Service medal for Gallantry (awarded posthumously) was awarded for acts of exceptional courage and skill at the cost of their lives.
- The Queen's Fires Service medal for distinguished Service was awarded for the exhibition of conspicuous devotion to duty.
Instituted on 19 May 1954 by Queen Elizabeth II, for issue to members of recognised fire services in Britain and Commonwealth countries. Awarded for 'acts of exceptional courage and skill at the cost of their lives' or for the 'exhibition of conspicuous devotion to duty'.
Recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal QFSM after their name. Awards for gallantry essentially on a posthumous basis.This Medal replaced the King's Police and Fire Service Medal and was in turn replaced in Australian honours with the Australian Fire Service Medal in 1989. The last award of the QFSM to an Australian was in 1989. Between 1954 and 1989, 98 QFSMs were awarded.
The medal is silver and 36 millimetres in diameter, with the obverse having the profile of Queen Elizabeth II.
The medal's reverse is a standing figure with a sword and shield, with an inscription of "For Gallantry" or "For Distinguished Fire Service" around the face's side.
The ribbon is of red with three yellow stripes. The Queen's Fire Service Medal for Gallantry has a single thin blue stripe running through the centre of each yellow stripe.
No longer available. Replaced by Australian Fire Service Medal.
|Date granted||First name||Surname||Position||Location||Awarded for|
|14/06/1969||Percy Allan (Peter)||Gray||D.C.O.||Distinguished Service|
|16/06/1979||Clarence Herbert||Howe||D.C.O.||Distinguished Service|
|16/06/1979||Ronald Alexander||Orchard||C.O.||Distinguished Service|
|31/12/1979||Ernest Joseph||Bromley||S. O.||Ballarat UFB||Distinguished Service|
|31/12/1979||Stanley Maxwell (Max)||Taylor||D.C.O.||Distinguished Service|
|14/06/1980||Derrik Albert||Austin||Group Officer||Mortlake FBG||Distinguished Service|
|14/06/1980||Maurice Eric||Johnson||Ex Captain||Maryvale F/B||Distinguished Service|
|14/06/1980||Peter||Lang||S.O.||Norlane UFB||Distinguished Service|
|14/06/1980||Patrick George||Mullins||Maryborough UFB||Distinguished Service|
|31/12/1980||Donald Eric||Fleming||Captain||Monbulk RFB||Distinguished Service|
|31/12/1980||Ian Keith||Johnson||D.C.O.||Distinguished Service|
|31/12/1980||Graham John||Stork||A.C.O.||Distinguished Service|
|31/12/1980||Norman Noel||Webster||Ex Captain||Pakenham UFB||Distinguished Service|
|13/06/1981||Lawrence Gordon||Lavelle||Shoreham RFB||Distinguished Service|
|13/06/1981||Brian Vincent||Potter||D.C.O.||Distinguished Service|
|13/06/1981||Thomas Francis Henry||Williamson||Distinguished Service|
|31/12/1981||Harold William||Baptist||Captain||Noble Park UFB||Distinguished Service|
|31/12/1981||Ernest Charles||Caddy||Ex Captain||Drouin UFB||Distinguished Service|
|31/12/1981||Roderick George||Coutts||Group Officer||Kanna District FBG||Distinguished Service|
|31/12/1981||Douglas Henry||Lade||Group Officer||Highlands Caveat RFB||Distinguished Service|
|12/06/1982||Geoffrey Thomas||Evans||Captain||Echuca||Distinguished Service|