AUSTRALIAN FIRE SERVICE MEDAL
Gerald Thomas Crawford
Gerald Crawford commenced employment with the Rural Fires Board of Tasmania as a bushfire firefighter in 1972. Since then he has worked in the Tasmania Fire Service in a number of fire management positions in all parts of Southern Tasmania.
From 1981 to1985 he worked in the FS Training Division as an instructor before being promoted to Deputy Chief Training Officer. In 1987 he returned to regional fire management after promotion to his current rank of District Officer.
Gerald throughout his career has been a great supporter of volunteers and is held in highest regard by volunteer brigades. Similarly he is widely respected by his career colleagues where he frequently, is a mentor for developing Officers particularly because of his bushfire management expertise.
Gerald was awarded the National Medal in 1985 and the clasp to the National Medal in 1995 and 2005.