Leading Firefighter


John Tyrrell joined the Tasmania Fire Service as a volunteer with the Mt Rumney Fire Brigade in January 1974. In March he commenced a full time career with the Tasmania Fire Service as a career firefighter. Today John remains as an active volunteer member and Fire Permit Officer with the now, Cambridge Fire Brigade as well as career member with the Hobart Fire Brigade.

In his voluntary capacity John has served in many positions including Brigade Chief, and other officer positions. With his experience and enthusiasm John is respected as a mentor at the Cambridge Brigade and has been influential in the development of the members and brigade itself.

In his career firefighter role he was promoted to Leading Firefighter in July 2003.

Johnís long and dedicated commitment has been recognised with the awarding of his National Medal in 1989, his first clasp in 1999 and his second in 2009.