Australian Fire Service Medal







Ian Mitchell joined the Queenstown Fire Brigade in March 1960 as a volunteer fire-fighter.  He was appointed to Third Officer in July 1981 and second Officer in August 1989.  In July 1995 he was elected to his current position at the Brigade Chief of the Queenstown Brigade.


He has been a Fire Permit Officer for 9 years as well as serving as a member of the West Coast Fire Management Area Committee.


During his 43 years actively serving the Queenstown Fire Brigade he has made a significant commitment to the security and safety of his community.


He was awarded the National medal in 1975, First Clasp in 1985 and Second Clasp in