Ian Sauer


Ian Sauer is a long-serving volunteer of Tasmania Fire Service. He is a current Fire Permit Officer and active member of the Pipers Brook Brigade. He has previously held various positions including Brigade Chief, Firefighter and 4th Officer.


Ian has been the Chair of the State Fire Management Council since 2014, and makes a committed and dedicated contribution to many whole-of-Government initiatives, including:

     Nation leading Fuel Reduction Program, aimed at reducing bushfire risk across Tasmania. Ian has been a member of the Fuel Reduction Program Steering Committee since inception.

     Successful Red Hot Tips program, aimed at helping farmers and rural landholders actively manage their bushfire risk and build capacity in planned burning. Ian holds the position of Chair of the Red Hot Tips Advisory Group.

     Steering Committee Member for the review the Fire Permit System in Tasmania.

     Facilitating collection of input into reviews including the Fire Service Act Review, Fire Permit Review, and Royal Commission into National Natural Disaster Arrangements.



Ian has previously received the National Medal 2000, National Medal Clasp 25 years 2009, TFS Volunteer Medal 2010.