AUSTRALIAN FIRE SERVICE MEDAL
David John HEAN
David has been a volunteer for both
Tasmania Fire Service and State Emergency Service since 1980 when he joined the
Dunalley Fire Brigade.
During this time, David has been
awarded the Tasmania Fire Service Volunteer medal in 2012 for 10 years of
service with diligence and integrity. In 2000 he received the National Medal
for 15 years of diligent service with two 10 year
clasps in 2005 and 2015.
As well as a volunteer firefighter
David is a member of the State Emergency Service in Road Crash Rescue, Storm
Damage and Traffic Control with search and rescue.
Often David attends both Fire and
SES incidents primarily on his own due to the remoteness and isolation of the
units. He often spends hours alone and attends these incidents at any time of
day and night.
David often leaves his place of
work to assist many members of the public during inhospitable weather
conditions both in his private time and as a volunteer in emergency services.
David is a Fire Permit Officer
conducting inspections for landowners prior to burning operations.
David conducts training sessions
for new members of his own Tasmania Fire Brigade and State Emergency Service
unit, as well as for neighbouring brigades and units.