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Brian Potter QFSM, AM

By: CFA Media

Category: Honours & Awards

  12.40 PM 9 June, 2014

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The late Brian Potter has been posthumously honoured with a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to the community through innovation in fire response techniques and incident management.

Mr Potter served as Chief Officer of CFA between 1985 and 1991 and was instrumental in introducing the Australasian Inter-service Incident Management System (AIIMS) to Australia in the early 1980’s.

Following his retiterment, Mr Potter continued to serve CFA as a volunteer at Langwarrin.

Earlier this year he was presented with the National Medal and CFA Life Membership by Chief Officer Euan Ferguson.

He was awarded the Queens Fire Service Medal for distinguished service in 1981.

Mr Potter’s son Mark said the honour was wonderful recognition of his father’s service to emergency management in Victoria.

“The entire Potter family is very proud of Dad's contribution to the Emergency Management sector through various programs,” Mark Potter, who is also Gippsland CFA Regional Director, said.

“He was passionate about CFA and in particular the consideration of activities that supported firefighters both volunteer and career.”

Mr Potter passed away in February.

Last Updated: 09 June 2014