Gymea’s Greg Rankin has received the highest honour an Australian firefighter can receive – the Australian Fire Service Medal.
Superintendent Rankin’s 30-year achievement to the community has been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
He is one of four NSW firefighters to receive the medal.
He began his career as a firefighter at City of Sydney fire station in 1987.
Superintendent Rankin developed training and education sessions for all firefighters on shift at the station, before pursuing his passion for helping others with a role in FRNSW’s education and training section.
He has dedicated the past eight years of his career to the specialist field of incident management, rising to the position of capability manager – incident management.
Fire and Rescue NSW commissioner Paul Baxter says Superintendent Rankin is highly regarded throughout Australia and overseas for his knowledge, passion and dedication to the demanding field of incident management.
“He has been instrumental in developing our incident management systems at FRNSW, helping to ensure firefighters are trained and equipped to deal with everyday and major emergencies,” he said.
“He has helped implement organisation wide changes that have enhanced the safety of firefighters and the public, as well as positioned FRNSW as a leader in emergency incident safety.”