John Edward Duggan


Volunteer Firefighter



Mr Duggan commenced his firefighter service when he joined the Cradoc Rural Fire Brigade in 1976 where he remained until 1996 when he made the move to the Cygnet Brigade where he remains an active member to this date.


At Cygnet Mr Duggan has held a variety of positions in the officer ranks including the position of Brigade Chief as well as functional roles overseeing the coordination of juniors and cadets and the brigade’s Health and Safety.


Mr Duggan’s interest and commitment to fire safety lead him to a career with the Tasmania Parks and Wildlife Service as a firefighter specialising in remote area firefighting and fuel reduction burning in all areas of the state.  From 1998 this was in a seasonal capacity but this developed into a full-time position in 2003.  He now holds the leadership position of Fire Crew Manager overseeing the operations and development of all Parks and Wildlife specialist firefighters.


Mr Duggan has undertaken several task force deployments in recent years including the United States in 2006 and the Victorian Black Saturday Fires in 2009.  He is an experienced firefighter and holds qualifications in Incident Control at the highest level and Operations Coordination.


He was awarded the National Medal for his dedicated service to Tasmania Fire Service in 1992 and first and second claps were awarded in 2002 and 2012 along with the National Emergency Medal for his service in Victorian in 2009.


Mr Duggan has served the Tasmania Fire Service, his local community and the Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service with distinction over many years.