AUSTRALIAN FIRE SERVICE MEDAL

CITATION

 

Colin Victor Cunningham

Brigade Chief, Gretna Volunteer Fire Brigade

Tasmania Fire Service

Colin Cunningham joined the Gretna Volunteer Fire Brigade with the Tasmania Fire Service in 1987 commencing in the position of volunteer firefighter.In 1988 his fellow members demonstrated their confidence in his leadership by promoting him to Brigade Chief; a position he still holds today.

 

Brigades of the Upper Derwent Group of brigades elected Colin to the lead area co-coordinators position of Group Officer, Upper Derwent Group in 2000, a position he still holds today.Colin is also the areas Fire Permit Officer and was a volunteer representative on the Fire Area Management Committee from 1995 to 2013.

 

Colin is also the Junior and Cadet Coordinator for his brigade and is enthusiastic about the Junior/Cadet program.

 

Colin is a valued member of the Tasmanian Volunteer Fire Brigades Association (TVFBA) and occupies the position on Southern Branch President.He is a member of the State Executive and represents the Association on two major TFS committees; the Volunteer State Consultative Committee and the Volunteer Learning & Development Committee.Colin is an active member and is committed and dedicated in all areas he represents on the TVFBA.

 

Gretna and surrounding districts are fortunate to have Colinís commitment, knowledge and leadership in this important emergency service.

 

Colin received the National Medal in 2005 and his first clasp in 2013.