Valor Medal
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Valor Medal

The Valor Medal is available to volunteers and career staff for acts of bravery.

May be awarded to any officer of the CFA or volunteer officer or member of any brigade for saving (or attempting to save) human life at grave risk to his/her own life.

Criteria

  1. After due inquiry and after receipt of statutory declarations by not less than two witnesses of the action of any officer of the Authority or officer or member of any brigade in saving (or attempting to save) human life at grave risk to his/her own life, the Authority may award to such officer or member a medal which shall be known as the 'Valor' medal.
  2. A Valor medal:
     - shall be gold in colour and shall have depicted on the obverse a fireman rescuing a child and on the reverse the seal of the Authority; and
     - shall be worn on all ceremonial occasions suspended by a red and blue ribbon fastened to the right breast of the jacket (CFA Act 1958 S99A).

Nominations

Nominations supported by not less than two statutory declarations from witnesses of the action must be submitted through the regional Operations Manager to the Chief Officer for recommendation to the Authority.

Recipients

Year
InitialSurnamePositionLocationAwarded By
1918
M Shelley Volunteer Firefighter Geelong Fire Brigade Retrospectively in 1939 by Country Fire Brigades Board
1920
R G Wood Captain Warrnambool Fire Brigade Retrospectively in 1939 by Country Fire Brigades Board
1926
G Henderson Volunteer Firefighter  Frankston Fire Brigade Retrospectively in 1939 by Country Fire Brigades Board
1927
W Anderson Volunteer Firefighter Mornington Fire Brigade Retrospectively in 1939 by Country Fire Brigades Board
1927
N Anderson Volunteer Firefighter Mornington Fire Brigade Retrospectively in 1939 by Country Fire Brigades Board
1928
S Mannix Volunteer Firefighter Queenscliff Fire Brigade Retrospectively in 1939 by Country Fire Brigades Board
1929
D Robertson Volunteer Firefighter Geelong West Fire Brigade Retrospectively in 1939 by Country Fire Brigades Board
1932
W Trahar Volunteer Firefighter Ballarat Fire Brigade Retrospectively in 1939 by Country Fire Brigades Board
1937
A Keltie Volunteer Firefighter Wonthaggi Fire Brigade Country Fire Brigades Board
1944
H Broome Captain Lakes Entrance Fire Brigade Country Fire Brigades Board
1944
N Gray Volunteer Firefighter Lakes Entrance Fire Brigade Retrospectively in 2001 by CFA
1947
C Norris Captain Casterton Urban Fire Brigade CFA
1947
V C Aldridge Resident Officer Casterton Urban Fire Brigade CFA
1950
P A Gray Captain Daylesford Urban Fire Brigade CFA
1963
B  Filbay Volunteer Firefighter Drysdale Urban Fire Brigade CFA
1963
L Davis Volunteer Firefighter Drysdale Urban Fire Brigade CFA
1974
M Kirkman Volunteer Firefighter Colac Urban Fire Brigade CFA
1974
B Gaylard Volunteer Firefighter Colac Urban Fire Brigade CFA
1978
J E Ryan Volunteer Firefighter Willaura Urban Fire Brigade CFA
1989
M Ravenhall Station Officer Geelong City Urban Fire Brigade CFA
1991
J Borlace Volunteer Firefighter Wodonga Urban Brigade CFA
2000
D Mynard Captain Trafalgar Urban Fire Brigade CFA
2000
G Morland Volunteer Firefighter Trafalgar Urban Fire Brigade CFA
2008
A Shearer Leading Firefighter Geelong City Fire Brigade CFA
2008
M Kneebone Leading Firefighter Geelong City Fire Brigade CFA
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