John Philip Hazzlewood

District Officer

Tasmania Fire Service

John Hazzlewood commenced his fire service career in 1979 when he joined the Launceston Fire Brigade as a recruit firefighter. John qualified by examination and practical assessment as a Station Officer in 1987 and was promoted to officer rank in 1988.


In 2000, John was successful in his promotion to District Officer and has served as District Officer in Launceston Fire Brigade, North East District, Learning & Development and currently oversees Planning and Capability for the North and North West regions.


John is an enthusiastic advocate of mentoring and development of his people and a passionate member of the Museum brigade and its work in preserving our history.


John since becoming District Officer has been a strong advocate for the continued development of consistent procedures across the state and since being asked to facilitate the Planning and Capability function for the North West region has provided strong and consistent leadership in shaping change in this area.


John has also been the key driver behind TFS participation in Ambulance Tasmania ‘Early Access to Defibrillator Program’, ensuring solid participation by brigades in this life saving initiative.


John received his National Medal in 1994 and his first clasp in 2005.