Australian Fire Service Medal
Daniel Montgomery KERR joined the Somerset Volunteer Fire Brigade in 1969, and progressed through the ranks of the Brigade being appointed Chief Officer in 1975. Under his leadership, the Somerset Brigade has developed into one of the most efficient volunteer brigades in Tasmania.
Mr Kerr’s professionalism and dedication is clearly demonstrated by his ability to lead and motivate his brigade. This was evident during the building of the new Somerset Fire Station. Brigade members undertook and completed a large percentage of the construction work on a voluntary basis thus significantly reducing the cost to the community. The high standard of work performed by the brigade was rewarded with a “Tidy Towns Certificate of Merit” for the station landscaping in 1985.
Mr Kerr has encouraged his brigade to participate in numerous community activities including shows, parades and open station days to promote fire safety in the community. He is also directly responsible for his brigade’s involvement in Fire Brigades Competitions and has been a regular competitor and official since 1979.
Mr Kerr is a highly competent, dedicated volunteer Brigade Officer who is highly respected in the community.
He would be a very worthy recipient of the Australian Fire Service Medal.