AUSTRALIAN FIRE SERVICE MEDAL
Gerald Smith joined the Queenstown Country Fire Brigade in February
1974 as a volunteer firefighter and later transferred to the Rosebery Fire
Brigade in 1983. He served in several
officer positions before his appointment as Brigade Chief of the Rosebery
Brigade in 1995.
Since 1995 he has been an active member of the West Coast
Fire Management Area Committee. In 1998
he was appointed as Group Officer for the West Coast.
Gerald is an outstanding volunteer totally committed to keeping
his local Rosebery community safe as well as a much larger area as Group Officer
for the remote and at times, very fiery, West Coast.
He is a Volunteer Training Instructor and a Fire Permit
He was awarded the National Medal in 1991 and the 1st
Clasp to the National Medal in 2001.