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National Emergency Medal - May 2014

  • National Emergency Medal 2009 fires
  • The National Emergency Medal
  • Members at a National Emergency Medal Ceremony
  • Scene from a National EMergency Medal Presentation 2013
  • Yea Group Officer Neil Beer at a National Emergency Medal presentation ceremony
  • Chief Officer Euan Ferguson with members of the Yea Group
  • Group photo taken at the Yea Group National Emergency Medal presentation ceremony
  • National Emergency Medal presentation at the Yea Group ceremony
  • Scene from a NEM ceremony in the Southern Metropolitan Region

By: Belinda Gillespie

Category: Honours & Awards

  1.07 PM 30 May, 2014

Location: General

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Update: National Emergency Medal - May 2014 

The ‘Vic Fires 09’ campaign has been declared a Nationally Significant Event under the auspice of the National Emergency Medal. Subsequently, in February 2012, a call for National Emergency Medal nominations was made to all brigades to provide details and evidence to support members being considered for this prestigious award. Following an extensive consolidation process, the first schedule containing 4,760 of CFA nominations was submitted to the Australian Honours and Awards Secretariat (AH&AS) in November 2012. Additional nominations were also submitted for consideration in 2013 and 2014.

As a result, CFA has received to date approval for over 5,450 Award Sets. As at May 2014, 3,446 approved recipients have been presented a National Emergency Medal award set at one of 28 ceremonies delivered across the state of Victoria. The remaining medals will be presented in 2014 and future ceremonies will be scheduled as new nominations are approved.

Recent Ceremonies include:

Hume Region:

Friday 14th March in Wodonga, Sunday 23rd March in Kilmore, Friday 28th March in Marysville, Sunday 30th March in Shepparton, Sunday 18th May morning and afternoon in Benalla

Southern Metropolitan Region:

Tuesday 29th April in Mt Martha

Northern and Western Metropolitan Region:

Sunday 25th May in Keilor Park

Upcoming Ceremonies include:

Northern and Western Metropolitan Region:

Tuesday 3rd June and Wednesday 4th June

Loddon Mallee Region:

Sunday 22nd June, Sunday 29th June morning and afternoon, Sunday 6th July morning and afternoon, Sunday 13th July, Monday 14th July and Sunday 27th July

Gippsland Region:

Sunday 20th July

Operational Training and Volunteerism is currently in discussions with Regions / Districts to organise a second round of presentations for recently approved members.


The National Emergency Medal is open for submission for nominations on an ongoing basis, providing that individuals are able to demonstrate that they meet the criteria for service as outlined in the National Emergency Medal guidelines. Further details on the National Emergency Medal are available in the CFA Honours and Awards Manual, and can be accessed online via Brigades Online: Brigades Online > Brigade > Service History & Awards > About the Awards

Should you have any queries or concerns, please direct to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone: 1800 232 636.

Best regards,

Belinda Gillespie

CFA Operational Training and Volunteerism



Last Updated: 30 May 2014