- TVFFAF Medal & Award Rules (PDF Download)
- TVFFAF Nomination Form 2015 (PDF Download)
- TFS Youth Award Rules (PDF Download)
- TFS Youth Award Nomination Form (PDF Download)
Our fire service currently administers two National Awards for the Honours Secretariat based in Canberra. They are:
This is the highest award available to fire service personnel in Australia.
Tasmania’s recommending authority for this award is the Minister for Health & Public Safety. Tasmania has an allocation of three AFSM’s per year.
Both of the National Medal and the AFSM, as part of the “Honours System” are worn on the left breast as National Awards.
The National Medal
The National Medal is initially awarded for 15 yrs of diligent service and further clasps for 25 – 35 & 45 yrs service
The TFS Volunteer Medal and TFS Volunteer Award.
Both of these awards have been established “By the volunteers – for the volunteers”, and with the financial backing of the State Fire Commission for which we are obviously very grateful.
Both the Medal & Award have received “State Award Status” having been accepted by the State Government in September 1999 via a Cabinet Submission.
The TFS Volunteer Medal & TFS Volunteer Award are worn on the right breast and the lapel badge for the TFS Volunteer Medal is worn on the right lapel of either a jacket or outer garment.
The initial year required $20,000 to establish the system
The TFS Volunteer Medal:
The TFS Volunteer Award:
The TFS Volunteer Award is either a nickel chrome or gold lapel badge. A citation is also provided. This award is for non-operational persons of a support role.
The TFS Volunteer Medal & Award nominations are reviewed by two committees and awarded if recommended and subsequently approved.
Nominations re-open each year on the 1st November and close on the 1st March the next year.