Firefighters recognised at Australia Day Achievement Awards

Dedicated members of the Queensland Fire and Emergency Services (QFES) were recognised this week at the 2021 Australia Day Achievement Awards held at the Emergency Services Complex in Kedron, recognising both State office and Brisbane Region staff.

Minister for Fire and Emergency Services, Mark Ryan, said QFES had provided outstanding fire and emergency services over the past year.

“From fighting devasting bushfires, helping Queenslanders recover from severe storms, rescuing people from home fires and floodwater, to providing crucial support during Covid-19 operations, QFES members have been out in force to protect our communities,” said Ryan.

“These awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the outstanding commitment and achievements of those who have gone above and beyond.

“We have presented 69 awards to QFES members across the region who have made major contributions to building safe and resilient communities.

“Members of the Fire and Rescue Service, Rural Fire Service and State Emergency Service are always at the ready to respond to a range of disasters.

“It’s an honour to recognise their service and dedication on behalf of all Queenslanders.

“Congratulations to all of our award recipients for supporting our communities when they need it most.”

QFES Commissioner, Greg Leach, congratulated the award recipients for their outstanding work with Queensland communities.

“The award recipients have exemplified QFES’ core values of respect, integrity, courage, loyalty and trust,” said Leach.

“Thanks to their outstanding achievements, Queenslanders can rest assured they are in safe hands when disaster strikes.”