AUSTRALIAN FIRE SERVICE MEDAL
Hugh William Jones
Deputy Regional Chief
Hugh commenced his fire service career in 1979 when he joined the Hobart Fire Brigade as a recruit firefighter. Hugh qualified by examination and practical assessment as a Station Officer in 1985 and was promoted to officer rank in 1988.
In 1995, Hugh was successful in his promotion to District Officer and he worked at that level until 2013. As a District Officer, Hugh was well respected by staff, volunteers and the broader community he worked with. Hugh has always exampled qualities of engagement, fairness, consideration and diplomacy and his leadership skills and often acknowledged by those who have worked with him.
Hugh has also lead many projects and initiatives around firefighters protective clothing, technical rescue, equipment where his project management skills have assisted him to achieve very positive outcomes.
Hugh also has a long history in operational command and control including undertaking several roles in incident management over the challenging and extended 2012-13 bushfire season.
He received his National Medal in 1994 and his first clasp in 2005