Gerald Leonard Smith





Gerald Smith joined the Queenstown Country Fire Brigade in February 1974 as a volunteer firefighter and later transferred to the Rosebery Fire Brigade in 1983.  He served in several officer positions before his appointment as Brigade Chief of the Rosebery Brigade in 1995.


Since 1995 he has been an active member of the West Coast Fire Management Area Committee.  In 1998 he was appointed as Group Officer for the West Coast. 


Gerald is an outstanding volunteer totally committed to keeping his local Rosebery community safe as well as a much larger area as Group Officer for the remote and at times, very fiery, West Coast.


He is a Volunteer Training Instructor and a Fire Permit Officer.


He was awarded the National Medal in 1991 and the 1st Clasp to the National Medal in 2001.