AUSTRALIAN FIRE SERVICE MEDAL
Director Community Fire Safety
Damien John Killalea
Damien Killalea commenced as a Cadet Fire Control Officer with the Rural Fires Board of Tasmania in 1979. Since then he has moved through a range of positions in Tasmania Fire Service, from District Officer working in the field, to Training Officer and then Manager of the TFS Training Division. In 1996 he was appointed Brigade Chief Hobart Brigade until being appointed into his current position in 1998 as Director of Community Fire Safety.
Damien has made significant contributions in every position in which he has served. As Director of Community Safety for TFS he established the division and brought an innovative approach to assist TFS place greater focus on the fostering of fire safety throughout the Tasmanian community. Additionally he has made a significant national contribution to fire safety through his committed involvement in the Australasian Fire Authorities Council.
He was awarded the National Medal in 1994 and the clasp in 2004.