Australian Fire Service Medal
Robert Stanley BARRETT joined Scottsdale Volunteer Urban Brigade in September 1967. Through his leadership and guidance as Chief Officer, he has raised the Scottsdale Brigade to an extremely high standard of operational and administrative efficiency this has been demonstrated by the Brigade winning the award the “Most Efficient Volunteer Urban Brigade” in the Northern Region, each year since inception of the award in 1979. This feat has not equalled by any other volunteer brigade in Tasmania. During this period the brigade has also been assessed as the most efficient volunteer brigade in the State on three occasions.
Mr Barrett has been a most valuable contributor to the Tasmania Fire Service through his active participation in Volunteer Chief Officers’ Seminars. He has attended each seminar since they were introduced in 1978. He has been involved as a member of the Standards of Fire Cover Working Party, which defined the criteria for fire stations, and appliances of volunteer fire brigades throughout the State.
He has actively promoted fire safety and fire awareness throughout the Scottsdale Municipality and has developed and encouraged close working relationships with all volunteer country brigades in the Municipality
Mr Barrett is very highly regarded as a volunteer Chief Officer throughout the Tasmania Fire Service and is a worthy nomination for the Australian Fire Service Medal.