Australian Fire Service Medal

The Australian Fire Service Medal recognises distinguished service by members of Australian fire services. It is awarded to paid and volunteer members for distinguished service.

 

Prior to 1989 distinguished service in the Australian Fire Service was recognised by the Queen's Fire Service Medal (QFSM).

 

Criteria

Awarded for service seen to demonstrate a high degree of resource and devotion to duty in a particular situation, or in the exemplary discharge of special duties above and beyond normal work.

Examples of service which may form the basis of a nomination include:

  • an especially distinguished record of fire service or particular service of conspicuous merit including, for example:
    • development of successful fire control techniques
    • exceptional service through training and/or community education
  • outstanding service in fire prevention/protection
  • outstanding success in organising fire service resources or in maintaining their organisation under special difficulties
  • prolonged service when distinguished by very exceptional ability and merit.

 

Nominations

2021

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queen's Birthday Peter David BAKER Assistant Chief Fire Officer CFA Headquarters, East Burwood Staff HQ
Garry David COOK Deputy Chief Officer CFA Headquarters, East Burwood Staff HQ
Brian William PETRIE Volunteer Gembrook FB 8
Lesley Gay READ Volunteer Hilldene FB 12
Alen SLIJEPCEVIC Deputy Chief Officer CFA Headquarters, East Burwood Staff HQ
Peter John SOLLY Volunteer Werrap FB 17
Stephen Michael WALLS Assistant Chief Fire Officer West Region Staff W
Australia Day Ross George COYLE Volunteer Wodonga West FB 24
  Ian Maxwell HAY Volunteer Gisborne FB 2
  Mark Lindsay ROBERTS Volunteer Cobden FB 6
  Leighton WRAITH Volunteer Dunkeld FB 5

2020

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queen's Birthday Rupert Russell PARDEW Volunteer Bemm FB 11
Robin Noel PARSONS Volunteer Belmont FB 7
Ian Ronald SYMONS Volunteer Clyde FB 8
Australia Day Peter John SHAW Volunteer The Basin FB 13

2019

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Australia Day Gwynne Veronica BRENNAN Executive Manager, Community Safety CFA Headquarters, East Burwood Staff HQ
John Thomas CALLAHAN Volunteer Barwon Downs FB 6
Nicole Maree HARVEY State Fire Investigation Coordinator CFA Headquarters, East Burwood Staff HQ
Colin James NEWELL Volunteer Warracknabeal FB 17

2018

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queen's Birthday Ronald Neil BEER Volunteer Limestone FB 12
Mark Anthony GILMORE OM - Regional Commander North West Region Staff NW
Alan Francis HODGKIN Volunteer Bayswater FB 13
Damien Phillip O'CONNOR Volunteer Wonthaggi FB 8
Bridget Ruth RYAN Firefighter HVP Ballarat Plantations HVP 15
Australia Day John William ATKINS Volunteer Drouin FB 9
Glen Raymond JENNINGS Operations Officer CFA Headquarters, East Burwood Staff HQ

2017

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queen's Birthday Allan CRACKNELL Volunteer Bairnsdale FB 11
Warren William CURRY Volunteer Port Albert FB 10
Lance Phillip KING Volunteer Yallourn North FB 27
Steven Mark WARRINGTON Chief Officer CFA Headquarters, East Burwood Staff HQ
Australia Day Anthony Reginald ARCHER Volunteer Kilmore FB 12
Henry Charles BARTON Operations Officer District 5 Staff 5
William BOWERY Volunteer Kangaroo Flat FB 2
Paul Leslie KING Operations Manager District 24 Staff 24
Graham PETRIE Volunteer Beazley's Bridge FB 16
James Donald (Don) ROBERTSON Volunteer Strathkellar FB 5

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2016

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queen's Birthday Maxwell COX Volunteer Longwood FB 22
Gregory James KENNEDY Volunteer South Warrandyte FB 13
Gregory Allan PATERSON OM - Regional Commander South West Region Staff SW
John William PEARCE Volunteer Kyneton FB 2
Australia Day Peter Robin BISHOP Volunteer Mildura FB 18
Colin Robert BOOTH Volunteer Narre Warren FB 8
John Charles HAYNES Deputy Chief Officer CFA Headquarters Staff HQ
Graham John HEALY Volunteer Wodonga FB 24
Richard Murray OWEN Senior Station Officer Dandenong Staff 8
Colin Edgar SQUIRES Volunteer Truganina FB 14
Darryl John WAGSTAFF Volunteer Maryborough FB 2

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2015

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queen's Birthday Steven John BARLING Volunteer Churchill FB 10
Frank Raymond COULSON Volunteer Cashmore FB 4
Russell John GRAY Volunteer Fiskville Staff FV
Keith David PAKENHAM Volunteer / Digital Media Coordinator Dandenong / CFA Headquarters East Burwood FB / Staff HQ / 8
Australia Day Gary William HARKER Ops Officer District 4 Staff 4
Jamie MACKENZIE Senior Instructor/ Volunteer CFA HQ / Anglesea Staff/Urban HQ/7
Ivan Peter SMITH Volunteer Lang Lang Rural 8

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2014

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queen's Birthday Philip Richard HAWKEY Volunteer / Vegetation Management Officer Euroa / Hume Region Staff / Urban 12 / 22
Graham John SIMPSON Volunteer Cockatoo Rural 8
Australia Day Peter Andrew SCHMIDT Regional Director Southern Metropolitan Region Staff 8
David John GERRARD Volunteer Beaufort Urban 16

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2013

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Geoffrey Bruce CONWAY Deputy Chief Officer CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff
Andrew Melville HOWLETT Volunteer Loddon Mallee Region Urban & Rural 2
Kenneth BAXTER Volunteer Stratford Rural 10
Australia Day James Roger FOX Manager, Office of the CEO CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff
David Eric BLACKBURN Volunteer Woorndoo Rural 16

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2012

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Alan George DALE Senior Station Officer Boronia Fire Station Staff
Donald Joseph KELLY Regional Director Grampians Region Staff
Peter Gordon MARKE Volunteer Upwey Urban 13
Trevor Michael ROCHE Volunteer Huntly Rural 2
Joan STEEL Volunteer Wedderburn Urban 2
William Murray (Bill) WATSON Volunteer Ferntree Gully Urban 13
Australia Day Alan Norman RHODES Mgr. Community Safety Research & Evaluation CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff
Bruce Leonard VINE Volunteer Tawonga Rural 24
Trevor Robert MILLS Volunteer Ouyen Urban 18
Neil Stanley LABBETT Volunteer Millbrook Rural 15

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2011

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday William Robert (Bill) RODDA Volunteer Korumburra Urban 9
Michael Gilbert TUDBALL Volunteer Bacchus Marsh Urban 14
Australia Day Adrian Michael HEM Volunteer Diamond Creek Urban 14
Alexander Gerard (Lex) de MAN General Manager Yarra Area - Lilydale Staff
Robert Henry RANKIN Executive Manager Fleet Services CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff
Robert IPSEN Volunteer Bowenvale Rural 15

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2010

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Ian Daniel BOARD Volunteer Lara Rural 7
Rodney William HOLLAND Volunteer Diamond Creek Urban 14
John GERRAND Volunteer Stradbroke Rural 10
Peter Vincent RICE Volunteer Alexandra Urban 12
Australia Day Philip John DE LA HAYE Volunteer Hastings Urban 8
David Robert ALLEN Volunteer Bolinda-Mongeetta Rural 14
Robert Matthew (Bob) SMITH Volunteer Ocean Grove Urban 7
Andrew John CUSACK Volunteer Mumbannar Rural 4

2009

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday David Gerrard GIBBS Volunteer / Board Member Somers Urban 08
Bruce Alan PICKETT Volunteer Geelong West Urban 07
James Russell (Jim) READ Volunteer Scoresby Urban 13
Australia Day Gregory Alfred ESNOUF Deputy Chief Officer CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff
Robert Lindsay BARRY Operations Manager Barwon-Corangamite Area - Region 7 Geelong Staff 07
Thomas Joseph BRODIE Volunteer Longwood Rural 22

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2008

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Richard (Rick) Kenneth WILLIAMS Volunteer Ballarat City Urban 15
Patricia Elaine BIGHAM Volunteer Gruyere Rural 13
Barry Richard BARNETT Volunteer Lancefield Rural 14
Australia Day William Andrew SPEIRS Volunteer Nelson Rural 4
Michael James SANDERSON Volunteer Seymour Urban 12
William (Bill) Thomas PRESSEY Volunteer Mortlake Urban 5
Ronald Tuckett HOOPER Volunteer Echuca Urban 22

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2007

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Leon Roy WILLIAMS Volunteer Mooroopna Urban 22
Maxwell John MCLEAN Volunteer Moyston Rural 16
Brian James NEAL Fire Officer Boronia Fire Station Staff
Edward Alan CLAY Volunteer Tooradin Rural 8
Australia Day John Michael DODEMAIDE Volunteer Melton Urban 14
Terrance Francis HEDT Volunteer Little River Rural 7
Frank Edwin COLVERSON Volunteer Yarra Junction Urban 13
Gregory Robert ALLISEY Operations Manager Secondment - C/O Fiji Fire Service Staff

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2006

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Kenneth William DEVERAUX Volunteer Kangaroo Flat Urban 2
John Patrick NIHILL Volunteer Ouyen Urban 18
William (Bill) James MILLAR Volunteer Lake Goldsmith & Stockyard Hill Rural 16
Roderick John ROBERTS Senior Instructor / Fire Officer Fiskville Staff
Australia Day Reginald Kenneth STEVENS Volunteer Winchelsea Urban 7
Sydney Alexander GREEN Volunteer Lancefield Rural 14
Daryl Lawrence LOVE Operations Officer South West Area - Warrnambool Staff
Trevor Russell WHITE Area Manager Yarra Area - Lilydale Staff

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2005

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Denys James STEINHAUSER Volunteer Kiewa Rural 24
  Brian Skinder HALIT Volunteer Wesburn - Millgrove Rural 13
  John Richard TINDALL Volunteer Berwick Urban 8
Australia Day Alan Ernest KING Volunteer Carrum
(Editor - The Fireman)
Urban 8
  John O'BRIEN Volunteer Cowwarr Rural 10
  Russell James REES Director Operations / Chief Officer CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff  
  Ronald Everard SCHULTZ Volunteer Benalla Urban 23
  Darryl Charles WELLS Volunteer Werribee Urban 14

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2004

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Nevyn Ronald JONES Volunteer Moorooduc Rural 8
Peter Julian LUCAS Fire Officer Dandenong Fire Station Staff
Raymond Douglas NEWNHAM Volunteer Bonang Rural 11
Allan Tyrie SMALL Volunteer The Basin Urban 13
Hans Aloysius VAN HAMOND Volunteer Wendouree Urban 15
Australia Day Norman Edward BOWEN Volunteer Woodvale Rural 2
David Ernest GRAY Manager BEST Project CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff
Robert (Bob) Arthur HORNER Volunteer Sassafras - Ferny Creek Rural 13

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2003

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Geoffrey Keith EVANS Deputy Chief Officer CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff
Winsome Jeanette MORRIS Volunteer Callawadda Rural 16
Robert William WATERSON Volunteer Cohuna Urban 20
Australia Day Alan Gregory DAVIES Area Manager Goulburn-Murray Area - Shepparton Staff
William Hugh BUBB Volunteer Anglesea Urban 7
Peter Ernest DAVIS Volunteer Carrum Urban 8
Gary Norman LYTTLE Volunteer Cardigan & Windermere Rural 15
Walter Raymond PARSONS Volunteer Longwarry & District Rural 9

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2002

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Kenneth Graham REED Volunteer Mount Evelyn Urban 13
Quentin Thornton TURNER Volunteer Creswick Urban 15
Holford Murch WETTENHALL Volunteer Pigeon Ponds Rural 4
Trevor Neil WYATT Volunteer Murrayville Rural 18
Australia Day Kenneth James STEPHENS Area Manager North East Area HQ- Wangaratta Staff
Kerry MURPHY Volunteer Mount Macedon Rural 14

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2001

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Donald ALLAN Volunteer Kongwak & District Rural 9
Mervyn Macrae HAWKINS Volunteer Minimay Rural 17
Australia Day Murray Allan RAVENHALL Mgr. Community Safety Gippsland Area HQ - Sale Staff
Desmond Patrick PHELAN Volunteer Cape Clear Rural 15
Ralph Lewis BIDDELL Volunteer Kaniva Urban 17
Kevin John MURLEY Volunteer Eaglehawk Urban 2

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2000

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Christopher James BAHEN Volunteer Epping Urban 14
Leonard Barry MARSHALL Volunteer Warburton Urban 13
Stephen John HIRT Volunteer Melton Urban 14
Australia Day David William OWEN Mgr. Community Infrastructure & Environment CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff
Neville Richard PULHAM Volunteer Fish Creek & Dist. Rural 9

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1999

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Australia Day Mark Francis GARVEY Mgr. Graphic Information Services. CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff
Brian Maxwell MAHER Volunteer Lubeck Rural 17

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1998

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Michael John TAYLOR Volunteer Mornington Urban 8
Thomas Francis SHORT Volunteer Briagolong Rural 10
Australia Day Richard MCKAY Mgr. Engineering Services CFA Workshops Ballarat Staff
Graeme John BROOM Volunteer Ballarat Urban 15
Alan Clyde WATERS Volunteer Bayswater Urban 13
Lindsay SESSIONS Volunteer Warrenbayne Rural 23

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1997

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday John Charles MCPHEE Volunteer Whittlesea Urban 14
Australia Day Peter John WHITE Volunteer Casterton Urban 4
Ronald Bernard ROBSON Volunteer Darraweit Guim Rural 14

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1996

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Barry Claude CONDICK Volunteer Tarnagulla Urban 2
Robert Ian LIGHTFOOT Volunteer Napoleons-Enfield Rural 15
Australia Day Gavin John MAGUIRE Regional Officer CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff
Robert Keith ARMSTRONG Volunteer Gruyere Rural 13

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1995

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Australia Day William Henry PLEMING Volunteer Springhurst Rural 23
Queens Birthday Alan George ELEY Volunteer Echuca Urban 22

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1994

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Michael John SMITH Volunteer Lake Boga Urban 18
Australia Day John David NICHOLSON Deputy Chief Officer CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff
William John JONES Volunteer Moorooduc Rural 8

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1993

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday William Henry ROYAL Volunteer Bairnsdale Urban 11
Thomas FORD Volunteer Miners Rest Rural 15
Australia Day Neil Richard BROCK Superintendent Region 23 HQ Wangaratta Staff
Gerald William FRANCIS Volunteer Seymour Urban 12
Gilbert Michael O'CONNELL Volunteer Dunrobin & Nangeela Rural 4

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1992

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Ronald George JACOBS Volunteer Chelsea Urban 26
George Alan NELSON Volunteer Lubeck Rural 17
Australia Day William John MCINTOSH Deputy Chief Officer CFA Headquarters East Burwood Staff
Leslie Victor Eric WINSALL Volunteer Warracknabeal Urban 17
Geoffrey Holloway BAXTER Volunteer Freshwater Creek Rural 7

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1991

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Ian Rutherford JENKINS Assistant Chief Officer Training Wing, Fiskville Staff  
  Lawrence Leslie THOMASON Volunteer Woodend Urban 14
Australia Day John Charles EARNEY Volunteer Montrose Urban 13
  Herbert Gordon KYLE Volunteer Paynesville Rural 11
  Adam Ian LAIDLAW Volunteer Tatyoon Rural 16

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1990

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Kenneth Harry LARSEN Volunteer Belmont Urban 7
  William Edward DAVIES Volunteer Walmer Rural 2
Australia Day Arthur William MCPHAN Assistant Chief Officer North Eastern Zone - Wangaratta Staff  
  John MCLEOD Volunteer Boronia Urban 13
  William Brunt CAMPBELL Volunteer Clyde Rural 8

1989

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Robert William DIXON Deputy Chief Officer CFA Headquarters Malvern Staff  
  George William GOODWIN (dec.) Volunteer Carrum Urban 26
  Alexander John HOOPER Volunteer Winnindoo Rural 10
  Roger Gordon WALKER Volunteer Kyneton Rural 15
Australia Day Arthur Charles HAYNES Assistant Chief Officer CFA Headquarters Malvern Staff  
  Robert Keith PATTERSON Volunteer Portland Urban 4

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1988

Honours List Given Name/s Surname Position Location (when issued) Category District
Queens Birthday Harold Ernest ROTHSAY Deputy Chief Officer CFA Headquarters Malvern Staff  
  Harold Miller CLOVER Volunteer Maryborough Urban 15
  William Andrew EDGAR Volunteer Balnarring Rural 8
  Edward James BAYNES Volunteer Indigo Valley Rural 24

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