Last chance to nominate for the 2021 AFSM

Nominations close 1 November 2020 so there is still nominate for the Australian Fire Service Medal (AFSM) as part of the 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours.


Any CFA person can put forward a nomination for someone they know who deserves to be honoured.

The AFSM is awarded for service seen to demonstrate a high degree of resource and devotion to duty in a particular situation, or in the exemplary discharge of special duties above and beyond normal work.

Only one award is presented to an individual, and recipients are entitled to use the post-nominal letters AFSM.

Medals are awarded biannually in the Australia Day and the Queen’s Birthday Honours lists.

It’s a prestigious honour. Only 15 CFA people have received an AFSM in the past three years, and this is your chance to nominate someone you feel should be added to the list.

All nominations are strictly confidential.

You can find out more about the Australian Fire Service Medal on the CFA website.

You can also access the Honours and Awards Toolkit on the CFA Intranet

To discuss your nomination email

Author: Holly Penketh