Australian Fire Service Medal





 Regional Chief Officer Brian Edward BAKER


Brian Edward BAKER joined the Hobart Fire Brigade on 6th August 1951.  He progressed through the ranks, being appointed Fourth Officer in 1968, promoted to Deputy Chief Officer in 1971 and appointed to his current position of Chief Officer, Hobart Fire Brigade in 1972


On the formation of the State Fire Commission and the single Tasmania Fire Service, Mr Baker was appointed to the newly created position of Regional Chief Officer for Urban Brigades in the Southern Region of Tasmania. He retained his position of Chief Officer, Hobart Fire Brigade.


 Throughout his career, Mr Baker has constantly displayed his concern for the welfare of firefighters, having actively served as executive of th United Firefighters’ Union, on the committee of the Hobart Fire Brigade Recreation Club and the Brigade Widows and Orphans Club.


Under his leadership and guidance, the Hobart Fire Brigade ahs made considerable progress and now ranks as one of the finest brigades in the Commonwealth.  These qualities of leadership and the professional expertise he has injected into the volunteer urban brigades in the Southern Region over the last 10 years has lifted the operational efficiency, morale and effectiveness of these brigades to a very high level.


Mr Baker would be a most worthy recipient of the Australian Fire Service Medal.