FIRE SERVICE MEDAL
Leon Paul Dewhurst
Leon Dewhurst has
given outstanding service to TFS both as a firefighter and officer in the
Hobart Fire Brigade and particularly as an active member of the State Fire
He commenced employment as a career firefighter
with the Hobart Fire Brigade in 1974 and was promoted in 1981 to his current
position of Station Officer.
the United Firefighters Union, Leon has sat on
the State Fire Commission since 1993 making him the longest serving current Commission
member. In this capacity he has been influential in the strategic development
and evolution of the Tasmania Fire Service over the past 14 years.
was awarded the National Medal in 1989 and the Clasp to the Medal in 1999.