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 Commission.


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.


Representing 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.


He was awarded the National Medal in 1989 and the Clasp to the Medal in 1999.