Australian Fire Service Medal
Gerald Edward LOWE joined the Hobart Fire Brigade on
Mr Lowe holds the Graduate and Member Diploma of the
Institution of Fire Engineers and was the first
Mr Lowe was the first Tasmanian Officer to be appointed to the Commonwealth Fire Board and is currently the Australian Fire Services representative on the Board.
Throughout his career, Mr Lowe has demonstrated
outstanding qualities of leadership and has maintained a high level of
professional excellence. Thos qualities
have been particularly evident over the last ten years, during which, as
Director of Urban Fire Brigades, he has most efficiently planned and executed
an upgrading programme for all urban brigades throughout the State. Although restricted by budgetary constraints,
Mr Lowe has succeeded in progressively improving the quality of fire stations,
fire appliances, operational effectiveness and administration of the four
permanently-manned and twenty eight volunteer-manned urban fire brigades in
The very popular and highly respected officers’ exemplary conduct and performance of duties makes him a most worthy recipient of the Australian Fire Service Medal.