Australia Day honour for Parks Victoria forest fire fighter
Wednesday 29 January, 2014
David Nugent of Parks Victoria has been awarded the prestigious Australian Fire Service Medal at this year’s Australia Day Honours. The award was in recognition of his leadership and contribution to improved management of Victorian forest fire fighting.
David has a history of dedication and leadership during a number of major bushfires, including the Bunyip Ridge fire in February 2009. It is his commitment to improving how fire agencies prepare for and manage fires that sets him apart from other fire management personnel.
“He has worked tirelessly to bring local CFA brigades and Parks Victoria closer together, forging invaluable relationships and promoting a culture of collaboration,” says Minister for the Environment and Climate Change Ryan Smith.
“His commitment to this doesn’t stop just at his own organisation and he has been instrumental in developing and improving connections between fire agencies and Victorian communities.
David’s skills are recognised both nationally and internationally, and this is reflected in his role on the Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council,” Mr Smith said.
Tony Lovick, formerly of the Department of Environment and Primary Industries, also received the
Australian Fire Service Medal, which is awarded by the Governor-General for distinguished service by members of Australian fire services.
It is made on the recommendation of the responsible Commonwealth, state and territory ministers.
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