Australian Fire Service Medal

Australian Fire Service Medal

Obervse of medal and ribbon
Awarded by Australia
Type Medal
Eligibility members of an Australian Fire Service
Awarded for distinguished service
Status Currently awarded
Post-nominals AFSM
Established 12 April 1988
Last awarded 2015 Australia Day Honours
Total awarded 1,200
Order of Wear
Next (higher) Australian Police Medal (APM)
Next (lower) Ambulance Service Medal (ASM)

The Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) is awarded for distinguished service by a member of an Australian fire service. The AFSM was introduced in 1988, and replaced the Imperial awards of the Queen's Fire Service Medal for Gallantry and the Queen's Fire Service Medal for Distinguished Service. Recipients of the Australian Fire Service Medal are entitled to use the post-nominal letters "AFSM".

Awards are made by the Governor-General, on the nomination of the responsible minister in each state or territory, and at the federal level. The total number of awards each year must not exceed the following quota:


See also

Australian Honours Order of Precedence


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