Australian Fire Service Medal





Superintendent – William John BURKE


William John BURKE joined the Hobart Fire Brigade as a volunteer in 1956.  He joined as career firefighter in 1958 and has risen to the rank of Superintendent.


Bill has been a totally dedicated and committed officer of the Tasmania Fire Service and his career has included.


·        United Firefighters Union – Long-term member of the Committee of Management.


·        State Fire Commission Superannuation Scheme – Active member (Foundation member) of the Advisory Committee.


·        Fire Service Advisory Council – United Firefighters Union representative.



Bill has also made a substantial contribution to the Fire Service’s  role with hazardous chemicals and is a substantial collector of Fire Service memorabilia.