Australian Fire Service Medal
· Joined the Lauderdale Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1966 and served for a period of six years.
· Transferred to the primrose Sands Volunteer Fire Brigade on the 13th February 1972 and was appointed Deputy Brigade Captain on that date.
· He was appointed Brigade Chief on 26th February 1975 and is still serving in that position.
· Appointed Group Officer Sorell Group of Brigades on 17th April 1989
· Active member of the Volunteer Brigades Association Competitions Committee.
· Vice President of the State Volunteer Brigades Association.
Brian Rainbird has contributed a great deal of time and effort into the Primrose Sands Volunteer Brigade, has energetically promoted fire protection and prevention in the Sorell Municipality and has made a substantial contribution to the development of the Tasmania Fire Service by way of his activities within the Competition and Volunteer Associations.