Emergency Services Medals

In May 2001, State Cabinet approved a new State Medal and a Ministerial Commendation for the emergency services.

Cabinet approved these awards to recognise the tireless and extraordinary work of persons contributing to community safety through operational emergency service organisations and associated agencies.

The SA Fire & Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM) is responsible for administering this award process and making the recommendations to the Minister.

The awards are as follows:

SA Emergency Services Medal (SAESM)

The SAESM is given to an individual who has demonstrated "distinguished and/or meritorious services of the highest order" in recognition of his or her significant contribution to the emergency services in South Australia. The SAESM award is a full coin Medal set and framed certificate.

Ministerial Commendation

The Ministerial Commendation is awarded for "meritorious or courageous action" to recognise significant effort, bravery or service. The commendation is a framed certificate and lapel pin.

While we acknowledge that most members of emergency services deserve recognition for their contributions, these Awards are intended for the few individuals who have gone that "extra mile". Years of service alone is not normally sufficient justification for an Award. Their personal contribution should in some way be considered to be truly extraordinary.

Acts of bravery are also considered for either Award.

Eligibility

All career staff and registered volunteers in these organisations are eligible:

  • SA Country Fire Service (SACFS)
  • SA Metropolitan Fire Service (SAMFS)
  • SA State Emergency Service (SASES)
  • SA Ambulance Service (SAAS)
  • Volunteer Marine Rescue (VMR)
  • Surf Lifesaving SA (SLSSA)
  • SA Fire and Emergency Services Commission (SAFECOM).

Process

SAFECOM provides nomination forms and information to Chief Officers; they will distribute the forms within their Services.

Return completed nomination forms to Chief Officers. They will ensure sufficient information is provided and endorse nominations for the next stage.

All nominations are forwarded to the SAFECOM Awards Committee. Members of the SAFECOM Awards Committee include

  • SAFECOM CEO
  • SAMFS Chief Officer
  • SACFS Chief Officer
  • SASES Chief Officer.

SA Emergency Services Medals and Ministerial Commendations Awarded to

SA COUNTRY FIRE SERVICE

Year SA Emergency Services Medal Ministerial Commendation

2002

OAKLEY, A

COOPER, R

 

MILLAR, T

HODGSON, D

 

 

HUMPHRIS, T

 

 

HURRELL, G

 

 

MCEVOY, B

 

 

MILICH, K

 

 

PATTEN, D

 

 

PRIDEAUX, W

 

 

RICHARDS, I

 

 

RIGON, J

 

 

STYLING, R

 

 

 

2003

PRYSE, T

ADLER, G

 

 

BUTLER, G

 

 

FREER, P

 

 

MACLEOD, S

 

 

MAY, T

 

 

MOORE, T

 

 

NORRIS, B

 

 

PONTT, G

 

 

SMALLACOMBE, P

 

 

STRONGMAN, R

 

 

 

2004

CHAMBERS, R

DAVIS, R

 

PRZIBILLA, D

GRIGG, R

 

TELFORD, R

KEHL, K

 

 

SAVAGE, J

 

 

PROBERT J

 

 

 

 

 

 

2005

WEGE, T

BEESTON, T

 

 

BENHAM, J

 

 

BEST, K

 

 

PATERSON, S

 

 

 

2006

DOWLING, Y L

EDEN, B A O

 

HALL, R J

RODDA, T D

 

 

STOPFORD, S

 

 

TRIGG, B S

 

 

WEHRMANN, E J

 

 

 

2007

RAMM, H R
PATTEN, D R

NORTON, P R J

CAR 2 HEYSEN GROUP: CHILTON, S M; WHITE, L; CLOTHIER, M A

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SYMONS, P G; BOTTROFF, D W; CRANE, L; WATSON, B; LIONS, J; FREDES, R

 

 

 

2008

ATKINS, W M

HEWITSON, M S

 

MOULD, R G Jnr

LAWSON, S A

 

TAVERNER, I R

RUSS, Q M

 

 

WATSON, L

 

 

 

2009

EDGCUMBE, P G

DAVEY, I N

 

NAPIER, G R

DUNN, C R

 

 

HUTT, P K

 

 

 

2010

MILLER, L

BEESTON, T

 

 

SANDFORD, G J

 

 

 

2011

DUNSTAN, F

FENSOM, G

 

TEAKLE, I

 

 

SCHUTZ, K

 

 

 

 

2012

HETHERINGTON, B

HOLE, H

 

LLOYD, G

MCPEAKE, T

 

 

 

2013

BRANSON, R

DAVIS, M

 

 

HOGARTH, G

 

 

POPE, R

 

 

 

2014

 

ALLEN, R

 

 

ELLIS, R

 

 

GIDDENS, J

 

 

HOGG, A

 

 

KEMP, P

 

 

STAPLEY, R

 

 

WRIGHT, J

 

 

 

2015

CORNISH, P

BROWN, G

 

DAGG, D

FOALE, B

 

 

LIEBELT, R

2016

BENNETT, T

HURLE, A W

 

GERMAINE, S J B

KENNEDY, S

 

WING, T

LANE, S